Several pigs die when truck overturns in Macomb

Posted: Nov. 27, 2012 9:54 pm Updated: Dec. 11, 2012 10:15 pm

MACOMB, Ill. -- A rollover crash in Macomb Tuesday afternoon resulted in the deaths of several pigs that were being transported in a tractor-trailer rig.

According to the Macomb Police Department, the crash was reported at about 3:41 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 67 and Calhoun Street. The truck that was hauling pigs was turning east from U.S. 67 when it rolled onto the passenger side.

"There were no injuries, however, several pigs did not survive," according to the police report.

A technical services team was called in from Beardstown to help load the surviving pigs into another trailer.

The intersection was closed down until late evening while crews cleaned up the area.

The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting the Macomb Police Department were the Macomb Fire Department, the McDonough County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Public Works, the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department of Transportation.