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Truck hauling at least 160 pigs overturns in area notorious for livestock trailer crashes


A semi truck hauling at least 160 pigs overturned in Virginia on Monday morning, leaving residents frustrated about the prevalence of these sorts of crashes in the area. 

The crash happened along the crash prone 4100 block of Godwin Boulevard in Suffolk.  

According to CBS 19 News, the truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash, and the driver was cited for  failure to maintain proper control. He sustained only minor injuries. The condition of the pigs has not been commented on. 

Locals say that this isn’t the first livestock crash to occur on this stretch of road. In fact, this is the seventh Smithfield Foods truck hauling pigs to crash on Godwin Boulevard since 2008 – two of which happened in 2020. 

“It [the November 2020 crash] cut off a large portion of the road. It made it [inaccessible] to come in here, even for our spa owners that do come in the winter,” said Amanda McClaire, who manages a store in the area.

“The amount of time that it takes up when it shuts it down. That’s a huge impact to everybody in this area.”

Reporters have reached out to Smithfield Foods, but have received no response.


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