Truck hauling 2,500 pigs overturns in Nelson County
PEKIN, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a truck hauling a livestock trailer with 2,500 pigs overturned Thursday morning in Nelson County.
The rollover happened around 6:45 a.m. on State Highway 1, just southeast of Pekin.
The truck driver, 51-year-old Chad Wood of Dow City, Iowa was not injured.
Wood was driving south on North Dakota Highway 1 and made an evasive maneuver to avoid hitting a deer. The vehicle left the road and tipped onto its side.
An unknown number of pigs did not survive.