GREENE COUNTY, Ohio — A semi-truck carrying 2,200 baby pigs tipped over in a crash on a highway in Ohio.
Several hundred pigs died. It was quite an effort to wrangle up the survivors.
“I just saw pigs running all over the road, so I stopped,” said Megan Cleary, a Greene County resident.
Like Megan Cleary, most drivers saw these blurs of pink or heard them, before they even spotted the crash where the semi was hanging down into a culvert.
A makeshift assembly line got the spilled piglets back into their trailer.
First responders were calling family and friends they knew who could help haul the animals away.
Officials hauled took care of the pigs before cleaning up the crash.
Some of the pigs were seen just trotting solo down the US-35 ramp.
The collision traumatized most of the pigs reports said, hundreds were killed.
The rest will go to the Greene County Fairgrounds.
The piglets are feeder pigs, which means they’re supposed to wind up as meat eventually.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.
The passengers of the trailer did not sustain serious injuries in the crash.