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More Than 2,000 Piglets on the Loose After Truck Crashes in Ohio


"...we probably won’t retrieve them all."

Hundreds of piglets are dead and more than 2,000 are on the loose after a truck carrying them crashed on an Ohio highway Monday, officials said.

“There’s quite a few dead pigs,” Xenia Township Fire Chief Dean Fox told the Dayton Daily News.

The crash occurred at about 7:05 p.m. local time on the U.S. 35. Fox acknowledged that many of the pigs had escaped and likely won't be captured.

“Probably we’ll never get a hold of them … We’ll try as hard as we can, but we probably won’t retrieve them all. I can’t say what will happen to the pigs," he told the Dayton Daily News.

Police said the driver will be cited for failure to control a motor vehicle. A female passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries.

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