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Truck falls on I-40, spills 2,600 piglets

Thousands of frightened, squealing pigs found themselves on the highway Tuesday when a tractor-trailer carrying them overturned on a rainy road in Raleigh, North Carolina, reported WNCN.

An overturned tractor trailer containing 2,600 pigs was assisted by emergency crews.
Source: WNCN
An overturned tractor trailer containing 2,600 pigs was assisted by emergency crews.

The vehicle, aptly named "Pork Chop," was carrying 2,600 piglets and fell on its side, hitting a guard rail. Raleigh Police and animal control officers were on the scene and reported that some of the swine were "seriously injured."

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The accident closed two lanes of traffic on I-40 west and it took two hours to right the fallen tractor-trailer.

Piglets peek out from the truck that overturned on I-40 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Source: WNCN
Piglets peek out from the truck that overturned on I-40 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The truck was traveling from Iowa to Johnson County. The Raleigh Police Department could not be immediately reached for comment on the exact destination of the cargo.

Get the full report from WNCN here.