Truck carrying pigs crashes, shuts down busy Texas interstate

Pigs loose on I-45 near Dallas Texas

Pigs loose on I-45 near Dallas Texas

Several pigs escaped after a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 45 south of Dallas Thursday morning.

The semi truck carrying almost 200 pigs crashed into the center median of I-45 in Wilmer at about 6:30 a.m. and sent pigs scattering onto the road.

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The crash involved two 18-wheelers and a vehicle.

One group of pigs wandered about half a mile away from the crash scene before they were ushered back by police.

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When the truck tipped onto its side, the pigs came tumbling out and ended up running all over the freeway. The driver of the big rig was able to get out before the fire and wasn't injured.

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Interstate 45 was closed in both directions. "We do not know how many dead-loss or how many ran off", Wilmer Police Department Lt. Eric Pon said. No information on the cause of the crash has been released.

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