Texas truck crash spills hogs out on the highway

Pigs made their way out of a crashed tractor-trailer and onto a Dallas-area interstate with some going as far as a half-mile away before responders started to corral them

Texas truck crash spills hogs out on the highway

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of pigs crashed Thursday morning in Wilmer, Texas, outside of Dallas, and shut down Interstate 45, according to CBS DFW. Local police asked for help from the Dallas County Sheriff's Department livestock unit, and a hazardous materials crew was also called to handle the injured and dead animals.

The crash involved two 18-wheelers and a vehicle.

The TV station reports officers and firefighters spent several hours rounding up the pigs, with one of the farm animals even wandering a half-mile from the scene of the crash.

Texas officials did no say whether any of the pigs were harmed during the crash.

"The biggest challenge was corralling the pigs, keeping them from oncoming traffic and getting run over."

Interstate 45 was closed in both directions. As of 11:30 a.m., the southbound lanes remain closed. As this story is developing, elements may change.

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