10 cows escape cattle truck after collision on Newtown Pike and Nandino Boulevard

A rear-end collision early Friday between a UPS truck and a cattle truck left one driver injured, set loose 10 cows in Lexington and snarled morning traffic.

The crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m. at Newtown Pike and Nandino Boulevard, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

The cattle truck, stopped at a light, was struck in the rear by the UPS truck, Roberts said. The cows escaped from the cattle truck.

The driver of the UPS truck was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with minor injuries, Roberts said.

Newtown Pike was closed until 10 a.m. between New Circle Road and Citation Boulevard while the cattle were caught and herded onto another truck.

Traffic was diverted onto Georgetown Road.