Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metro Digest: 3,000 Piglets Set Loose, 100 Die after Illinois Truck Crash

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Metro Digest: 3,000 Piglets Set Loose, 100 Die after Illinois Truck Crash

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CASEY, ILL. > 3,000 piglets set loose, 100 die after truck crash - A livestock hauler ran off the road and overturned on Interstate 70 in eastern Illinois, setting about 3,000 piglets loose.

About 100 of the piglets died in the Friday crash near Casey, about 135 miles east of St. Louis.

Illinois State Police say the surviving pigs were recaptured and taken to their destination in Indiana. Representatives from several state and local police and fire departments helped corral the piglets.

The driver was cited for improper lane usage.

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