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Truck carrying hundreds of pigs overturns, killing dozens

Posted at 9:10 AM, Jul 23, 2018

Dozens of pigs died when a truck carrying nearly one thousand of the animals overturned in central Mississippi.

WCBI reports the 18-wheeler was carrying over 900 pigs Sunday afternoon from Prestage Farms to Iowa when it flipped over.

The High Point Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene and kept the pigs cool while they were stuck in the metal truck.

Jody Garrard, Winston County Fire Coordinator, said the fire crews sprayed the pigs with water to keep them from overheating.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital to be looked over but neither the driver or the co-driver were seriously injured.

The cause of the wreck is under investigation.