Rollover crash scatters cattle across 299E

LASSEN COUNTY — CHP and other emergency personnel remain at the scene of a rollover traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer combo that overturned while transporting cattle this morning, Friday, Dec. 6. The accident happened along SR-299E, near Six-Mile Corner, between the communities of Bieber and Adin.

Although the driver of the big-rig was reportedly not seriously injured in the crash, a large animal veterinarian was called to the scene to assist in treating one or more cows injured when the tractor-trailer combo overturned.

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CHP was first alerted to the crash shortly after 9:30 a.m., when a 911 caller reported that a cattle truck had just overturned and was blocking the eastbound lane of the highway, according to a CHP incident log. About twenty minutes later, CHP’s log indicated that numerous cows were still in the overturned trailer, while other cows were wandering around the scene of the crash.

CHP’s log did not indicate if any cattle were killed in the crash.

Cattle were left scattered across Highway 299E near Six-Mile Corner after a tractor-trailer big-rig combo overturned this morning. Chris DeHart /Fire, Traffic & Disaster Information Shasta County photo

While CHP and others worked at the scene they requested Cal-Trans respond to the scene to assist with traffic control and help corrale the cattle that were still wandering in and out of the rural, two lane highway.

At around 10 a.m., CHP requested a heavy-duty wrecker respond to the scene to assist with righting the overturned big-rig and its trailer back onto their wheels, so both could be towed from the location. Shortly after 11 a.m., officials at the crash also requested the company that was transporting the cattle to send another trailer to haul away the cows that were eventually rounded up and removed from the highway.

As of this report, CHP is contiuing to work at the scene and officials have not released any further details about their ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident.

This is a developing story that will be updated as new information is available.


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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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