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Big Hog Highway Clog

Semi rolls over ramp, falls to highway below, freeing pigs



    Big Hog Highway Clog
    Indiana State Police

    A pig-hauling semi tractor-trailer rolled over on the Indiana Toll Road late this morning, crashing to the highway below and freeing a number of the pigs in the process.

    Several pigs were killed, though others, apparently unharmed, were freed to roam the highway and ramp. The driver, Jakob Konn, 26, of Manitoba, Canada, was taken to Saint Mary's Hopsital in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seatbelt, and cited for driving too fast to avoid a collision.

    According to police, the crash occured when Konn, driving west bound on I-90 at the 20 mile marker, attempted to take the I-94 exit ramp at too great a speed. He lost control and the tractor-trailer fell approximately 25 feet onto the I-94 to I-90 west bound ramp.

    The tractor separated from the trailer, and the trailer completely blocked the I-94 to I-90 ramp.

    The pigs were coming from Manitoba, Canada going to Bob Evans Farm in Hillsdale, Michigan.