Road hogs: Crash leaves loose pigs running on interstate

A pig gets a cool drink of water from a member of a rescue team in the Dallas area

An interstate in Texas was shut down early Thursday morning as police attempted to corral dozens of pigs that spilled out of a truck.

Some went as far as three or four miles away from the scene of the crash before being ushered back by police. It's unclear whether any pigs were injured.

Texas officials did no say whether any of the pigs were harmed during the crash.

KRLD radio reporter Chelsea Wade reports there were about 200 hogs in the trailer several hours after the 18-wheeler overturned.

A pig gets a cool drink of water from a member of a rescue team in the Dallas area.

The last of the pigs was collected around 8:30 a.m. CT, as hazmat crews were arriving to clean up the scene.

The truck flipped onto its side and caught fire, killing several pigs and freeing others from their enclosure. At one point officers managed to get some of the livestock into a trailer but they managed escaped.

There's no word yet on what caused the crash or where they were headed.

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