- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

RAMONA, Mich. (AP) - A semi-truck hauling between 100 and 110 full-grown pigs rolled over on a western Michigan road, killing some of the animals.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that firefighters and Newaygo County road commission employees spent hours removing pigs from the area after the Monday afternoon accident.

White Cloud Area Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Joe Stratton says “they didn’t all fall out of the truck, but a few did … they were 400-pound pigs.”

A backhoe, trailer and trucks were used to remove the animals from the road. Both lanes of M-37 were closed in Ramona, north of White Cloud.

County Undersheriff Brian Boyd tells television station WWTV that the truck rolled over after the driver lost control on a bend.

The driver was hospitalized. His condition was not immediately known.


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