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2,200 Baby Pigs Escape on Ohio Highway After Truck Crashes

by Hanna Guerrero and Hasani Gittens /  / Updated 

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Talk about hogging the road.

A semi-truck carrying 2,200 baby pigs tipped over Monday on an Ohio highway, officials said.

Crashed truck carrying pigs on Route 35 in Xenia, Ohio.
Crashed truck carrying pigs on Route 35 in Xenia, Ohio.WDTN

The accident happened on U.S. Route 35 in Xenia, which is just southeast of Dayton, officials said. After the crash was reported at about 7:00 p.m. ET, both west and east bound lanes of the bypass were closed, according to NBC affiliate WDTN.

Catching pigs on Route 35 in Xenia, OH.
Catching pigs on Route 35 in Xenia, OH.WDTN

Multiple fire agencies, paramedics, officers and regular citizens were attempting to wrangle the baby pigs, according to a Green County dispatch.

Pigs in a truck after crash on U.S. Route 35 in Xenia, Ohio.
Pigs in a truck after crash on U.S. Route 35 in Xenia, Ohio.WDTN

Authorities believe some 200 to 300 pigs were killed, and another 1,500 were captured, according to WDTN.

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