Hundreds of piglets killed after semi-trailer crashes on Ohio road, hundreds more escape

A tractor trailer carrying thousands of piglets tipped over on a Ohio highway killing hundreds of them and causing chaos on the road as authorities attempted to corral the loose pigs.imgres

An estimated 1,100 pigs were killed following the crash and hundreds remained on the loose.

The driver of the semi-truck carrying the pigs lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a guard rail.

Fire Chief Dean Fox said at the scene.

“There’s quite a few dead pigs.

When rescue crews arrived on the scene, the driver told them there were about 2,200 piglets in the trailer and 300 to 400 were still inside.US-35-West-Semi-Crash-060815

Fox credited area farmers who brought livestock trailers to the scene because that allowed a lot of the animals to be rounded up safely, but he noted that pigs that ran off and made it into the woods might not be found. imgres-4

h/t: Dayton Daily 

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