CASEY, Ill. (AP) — Police say 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 March 22 crash near Casey. Illinois State Police say the surviving pigs were recaptured and continued to their destination in Indiana. Representatives from several state and local police and fire departments helped corral the piglets.
Trooper Tammy Welborn with Illinois State Police in Effingham said the department is “thankful and proud” for the community effort.
State police say the crash occurred due to driver illness. The driver was cited for improper lane usage.
Casey is about 100 miles west of Indianapolis.