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

Talk about hogging the road. A semi truck carrying 2,200 baby pigs tipped over Monday on an Ohio highway, officials said.

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.Justin Kraus / 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.Justin Kraus / 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.WDTN

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