A semi-truck rollover on Interstate 70 just east of Glenwood spilled dozens of pigs on to the highway Monday afternoon, bringing traffic in the westbound lane to a standstill. The accident occurred when the truck driver lost control and hit the right guard rail before crossing the westbound lanes and striking the median barrier, tipping the semi and trailer on it’s side. Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol crews herded the wandering pigs off the Interstate to an adjacent roadway, where they were corralled with ladders and plywood and were hosed down to keep them cool. At least 5 pigs were reportedly killed and a number of others were injured. A veterinarian was called in to treat the injured animals. The driver of the truck was taken to the Hospital. The extent of his injuries was not known. Click photos to enlarge. See video at the bottom.
LIVE UPDATE on WB I-70 closure just outside of Glenwood Springs. pic.twitter.com/kt9DhEhZT9
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) September 11, 2017