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.

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