A semi-truck containing 2,200 piglets overturned on U.S. Route 35 in Xenia, Ohio on Monday, according to NBC News. The driver lost control of the big rig and crashed into a guardrail, WDTN reports. The accident, which occurred at 7 p.m. EST, caused the highway to be shut down in both directions in what was likely not only an attempt to prevent further collisions, but also to protect the loose pigs. Authorities estimate that 300 to 400 of the baby pigs were killed in the collision; 1,500 were captured and removed safely from the scene. The pigs that were rescued will be taken to the Greene County Fairgrounds for proper care, according to WDTN.
Citizens who see the piglets who have not yet been accounted for are asked to call the police.
The driver was not injured and the passenger was treated for minor injuries.