200 pigs escape after multiple vehicle crash in Allegan Co.

Pigs escape from truck after multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of 58th Street and 136th Avenue in Allegan County. (Courtesy Holland Sentinel/Nov. 15, 2016)
Pigs escape from truck after multiple vehicle crash at the intersection of 58th Street and 136th Avenue in Allegan County. (Courtesy Holland Sentinel/Nov. 15, 2016)

MANLIUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Around 200 pigs escaped from a truck in Allegan County following a multiple vehicle crash Tuesday morning, according to the Holland Sentinel.

The truck, owned by Dykhuis Farms Inc., was carrying about 2,000 piglets to Indiana when the crash occurred around 9:30 a.m.

Bob Dykhuis, who owns Dykhuis Farms Inc., told the Holland Sentinel between 10 and 20 pigs were killed in the crash.

Two semi-trucks and a car collide at the intersection of 58th Street and 136th Avenue. (Courtesy ReportIt/Nov. 15, 2016)
Two semi-trucks and a car collide at the intersection of 58th Street and 136th Avenue. (Courtesy ReportIt/Nov. 15, 2016)

The Holland Sentinel says the truck carrying the pigs was traveling west on 136th Avenue and came to a stop at the stop sign at 58th Street. Due to heavy fog in the area, the driver rolled down the windows to check for traffic since the intersection is only a two-way stop.

The driver pulled into the intersection after not seeing or hearing anything and was hit by a truck heading north on 58th Street. A car was also involved in the crash.

The bottom level of the truck was broken in the crash, allowing the pigs to escape. The Holland Sentinel reports fire crews, Dykhuis Farms staff and residents helped gather the pigs.

The intersection reopened just before 11:30 a.m.