Pigs wander highway after crash southeast of Dallas

Pigs wander highway after crash southeast of Dallas

Several pigs escaped after a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 45 south of Dallas Thursday morning.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.

One group of pigs wandered about half a mile away from the crash scene before they were ushered back by police.

DALLAS (RNN) - Several loose pigs forced the closure of a section of Texas interstate Thursday, as police officers helped to round up the animals. The truck tipped to its side and later caught on fire.




During the crash clean up, pigs stood and grazed across the highway.

'The biggest challenge was corralling the pigs, keeping them from oncoming traffic and getting run over, ' Lieutenant Eric Pon of the Wilmer Police Department told CBS DFW. We do not know how many dead-loss or how many ran off, ' he said.

A stretch of the interstate is closed in both directions.

There's no word yet on what caused the crash or where they were headed.

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