Truck carrying 2,600 piglets crashes on Raleigh interstate

A truck with 2,600 piglets overturned on a wet, messy morning on the Raleigh Beltline Tuesday, leading to a chaotic scene with hundreds of squealing pigs and hundreds of irate motorists trapped in traffic.


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A truck with 2,600 piglets overturned on a wet, messy morning on the Raleigh Beltline Tuesday, leading to a chaotic scene with hundreds of squealing pigs and hundreds of irate motorists trapped in traffic.

A truck carrying 2,600 piglets crashes. (WNCN)
PHOTOS: Truck with 2,600 piglets crashes in Raleigh

Animal control officers and Raleigh Police were on the scene after the tractor trailer truck fell on its side and smashed against a guard rail.

Police said the truck was traveling to Iowa from Johnston County.

Some of the pigs were “seriously injured,” authorities said.

The crash closed two lanes of I-40 west between South Saunders Street and Lake Wheeler Road and it took two hours to upright the truck.

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