Birmingham crash overturns truck, killing several cows

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Birmingham, Ala. (WTVM / NBC News Channel) -- A highway in Alabama had to be shut down after a truck filled with animals overturned on the roadway.

A highway in Alabama had to be shut down after a truck filled with animals overturned on the roadway. Courtesy: WTVM / NBC News Channel

Officials say it happened on Interstate 20 west at the interchange known as Dead Man's Curve.

At least 45 to 145 animals were on board the truck.

Several cows were killed during the crash.

The driver was taken to the hospital with what appears to be minor injuries.

Officials are now waiting for a company to pick up and transfer the rest of the livestock.