Cattle Hauler Was High on Meth at Time of Deadly Crash, Police Say
Saline County, KS — A cattle hauler was arrested early Tuesday morning following a one-vehicle crash that resulted in the deaths of eight of cattle.
According to the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), the incident occurred on Tuesday just after 12:45 a.m. on U.S. Highway 81, slightly north of Interstate 70.
A 2006 tan Peterbilt hauling 32 steers, driven by Dustin Earl Bohannon, 27, of South Haven, was traveling southbound on U.S. 81 when it exited the roadway and overturned.
SCSO Sheriff Roger Soldan told local outlet KSAL News that seven head of cattle died as a result of the crash and one more had to be put down due to injuries sustained in the incident.
SCSO stated Bohannon complained of back pain, but refused treatment.
Bohannon was discovered to be driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
He was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Bohannon’s social media, he hauls cattle for Creekstone Farms, which is known for being a USDA certified provider of premium Black Angus beef.
The truck involved in the incident was owned by Braman, OK-based H&K Cattle, the Hays Post reported.