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July 15, 2019

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Dodger the lamb being fostered after crash killed 74 sheep

A lamb on the lam for hours after a trailer crash near Boulder City killed 74 other fellow sheep is now being cared for by a foster family.

It happened Monday afternoon, when a semi tractor-trailer exiting U.S. 95 near U.S. 93 overturned.

The driver was cited for speeding, but he wasn't hurt.

The crash sent sheep loose at the site and traffic had to be shut down on the southbound lanes.

Animal control said 74 of the 250 shearing sheep in the trailer going from Cedar City, Utah to Yuma, Arizona died. Five others were injured.

Six were recaptured, including a baby girl sheep known as Dodger that ran loose for four hours.

The owners took back the other sheep but gave up custody of Dodger to animal control.

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