By: Leah Uko
OMAHA (KPTM) – Omaha Police said a semi-truck's tipping over might have been a result of speeding.
Fire fighters, officers and the Nebraska Humane Society spent nearly 6 hours Tuesday working an accident near eastbound Dodge Road on the Interstate 680 northbound off ramp.
At 11:25 a.m. a man driving a semi-truck filled with 107 cattle was going too fast around the curve when the truck tipped over onto the grass.
Jeremy Dokmonovich said he said it happen as he was driving behind the truck.
"The truck just slowly, just tipped over. And dust went flying. And all I could think about was grab the phone and call 911," Dokmonovich said.
Dokmonovich said the man was frazzled, but happy that he and his dog were still alive.
"I didn't even get to talk to him. Because by the time I got there, I threw it in park, jumped out of my truck and ran straight to his windshield to see if I could see where they were hoping that I didn't see a bunch of blood or something."
He said most of the cattle were young and did not look ready for slaughter.
"It was maybe 4 or 5 feet distance up there—just enough for them to stand up when it's up right. So they were all smashed inside there."
Many of the cattle were injured and some were deceased. The number of how many is still unclear.
Omaha Police said the crash is still under investigation and it is not clear whether or not the driver will be charged with reckless driving or speeding.
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