Pigs On The Loose Following Truck Overturn On Highway

It is not everyday that you see pigs running loose on the highway!

Drivers headed through Lincoln, Ne., on West O Street may have to adjust their route a bit if they plan on getting onto westbound I-80, as the U.S. 6 entrance onto the highway will be permanently shut down starting Thursday

Pigs On The Run

A tractor-trailer that was transporting 150 pigs overturned Wednesday morning while approaching a highway interchange. In downtown Louisville, Kentucky the tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Interstate 65 to eastbound Interstate 64 on its way to deliver the onboard pigs to a Swift plant.

Overturned And On Fire

After the truck flipped on its right side, the truck caught on fire. This gave some of the pigs within the perfect opportunity to escape. Unfortunately there were many pigs that did not survive the crash; however, some began to wander around the highway nearby. The pigs trapped inside the truck understandably began to panic.

This interchange is known as a “Spaghetti Junction”, and is believed to have contributed to the accident.

Driver With Minor Injuries

According to Lexington Herald Leader, the driver was moved to University of Louisville Hospital with minor injuries. It is unclear when the remaining pigs reached their destination. WLKY News states, “Officials have not said when the ramp will reopen. Delays are expected in the area.”