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.
Assisting Xenia Twp with Accident on US 35 - 2200 piglets on board ....crews are chasing piglets all over the scene. http://t.co/2JwIQaiUzv— Xenia Fire Division (@Xenia Fire Division)1433808675.0
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.
Rescuing pigs from a crashed truck #2NEWS #ONSCENE @JustinKrausWDTN http://t.co/Pa932uebqC— Micah Riffle (@Micah Riffle)1433810740.0
Multiple units search for baby pigs in wooded area of Green County after truck overturns @FOX19 http://t.co/7AA30zLvMS— Frankie Jupiter (@Frankie Jupiter)1433811495.0
“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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