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Friday December 08, 2023 Salt Lake City, UT

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Troopers Wrangle Pigs on the Highway

Friday May 14, 2021

At about 3:00 PM a pickup towing a horse trailer was headed southbound at mile 336 on I-15. The safety latch on the trailer opened and eight pigs fell out onto the freeway. This resulted in the death of two pigs and a minor accident involving a passenger vehicle. This incident caused a snarl in traffic as troopers and good Samaritans rushed to rescue the pigs before any other accidents or pig fatalities occurred. The trailer contained additions pigs which remained safe inside the trailer. The owner of the pickup and trailer was unaware that the pigs were lost until a motorist waved them down. Ultimately the surviving pigs were reunited with their owner.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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