110 pigs killed after trailer overturns on interstate ramp

110 pigs killed after trailer overturns on interstate ramp
The semi overturned on I-65 South on the I-64/I-71 ramp around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to TRIMARC.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – An interstate ramp in downtown Louisville has reopened after being closed for nearly eight hours after a semi hauling a trailer filled with pigs overturned.

The semi overturned on the I-65 South ramp to I-64 East/I-71 North around 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to TRIMARC. The ramp was reopened to traffic around 3 p.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Louisville Metro police say 110 of the 178 pigs being transported were killed. Some of the surviving pigs were spilled onto the interstate and had to be rounded up. It took crews several hours to remove the dead animals and to upright and remove the trailer.

MetroSafe dispatchers said the driver of the semi did not appear to be injured.

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