DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Crews responded to the scene of an overturned semi-trailer.
According to Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP), a call came in around 7:50 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17 that a semi-trailer had overturned on the ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound I-70.
The semi-trailer was hauling 1,900 piglets. Many of them escaped in the crash, and some died.
A majority of the escaped piglets were found and rounded up by crews and bystanders on scene. They were then transferred to another semi-trailer.
The driver was not injured and was cited for failure to control his vehicle. Speed was reportedly a factor in the crash.
The ramp was closed for around five hours but has since reopened, according to OSP.
Vandalia Police Division, Butler Township Fire Department, Reid Health EMS, Sandy’s Towing and Recovering and Ohio Department of Transportation also assisted with this crash.