I-5 Open After Cattle Truck Crash Near Castella

A trucker lost some livestock in an attempt to save some wildlife and ended up shutting down Interstate 5 for a lengthy time. At around 11:20PM Sunday night Keith Kasiner of Oklahoma was driving a Peterbilt big rig hauling a livestock trailer loaded with cattle. He was southbound on I-5 in the slow lane near Castle Creek Road north of Castella when a deer ran in front of his truck. He turned sharply to the left to avoid hitting the deer and ran into the center divider concrete wall. The tractor and trailer overturned onto the wall, which popped the trailer open and several cows scrambled out and escaped. With cattle running around on the freeway and the big rig wrecked on the median wall, both directions of the freeway were shut down for about 9 hours as the wreckage was cleared and the cattle rounded up. Kasiner complained of pain to his back, neck, and chest. It's not known if the deer escaped injury.