Police Investigate After Trailer Full Of Pigs Left In Hot Sun For Several Hours

Police Investigate After Trailer Full Of Pigs Left In Hot Sun For Several Hours

West Virginia police are investigating after a trailer full of pigs was left unattended in hot weather for hours while the truck’s driver was nowhere to be found.

Authorities Find Truck Full Of Hot Pigs, No Truck Driver

According to reports, the livestock truck had been parked at a business Kanawha City since 9:30 this morning. The weather was sunny and the temperatures hit highs of 83 degrees. When Charleston police arrived on the scene, the driver of the truck was missing but the keys were still in the truck.

Authorities became concerned about the pigs, so the truck was towed to Charleston Auto, where the animals were hosed down to keep them cool. One of the pigs may have died, according to reports.

Possible Medical Emergency May Have Forced Driver From Truck

Police planned to file a missing persons report for the truck driver, but he later showed up at Charleston Auto. The driver said that he had been having trouble breathing and felt hot so he left the truck. He said that he had no memory of what happened.

An ambulance arrived on scene to check out the truck driver.

It isn’t clear whether police will cite the truck driver.