Hundreds of Hogs Run Wild After Semi Crash

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GREENWOOD, SC (WFSB) — Officers spent yesterday morning rounding up dozens of pigs after a tractor-trailer overturned in Greenwood County.

About 175 to 200 hogs went running wild, witnesses at the scene said, when the truck flipped on the highway at about 2 a.m.

Some could be seen sitting along the side of the roadway, snacking on the grass.

Officials said the driver will be OK, and animal control officers were brought in to help gather the pigs. Some officers even rode horses to help corral the pigs.

By about 6:30 a.m., they had rounded up most of the pigs onto two trailers but were still working to round up some of the more elusive hogs in the woods.

A witness said the truck was heading to the Carolina Pride plant in Greenwood, and some of the pigs were killed in the accident.

The truck was righted and towed away by about six hours later, leaving a little bit of dirt and debris left to clean up.

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