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At least 2 pigs killed, others captured after flying out of truck on I-15 in Davis County, UHP says

At least 2 pigs killed, others captured after flying out of truck on I-15 in Davis County, UHP says

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SUNSET — At least two pigs were killed and several more were captured roaming around I-15 in Davis County after they fell out of a moving truck Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The incident happened on I-15 southbound near 2300 North shortly before 3 p.m., according to Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Andrew Battenfield.

Battenfield said a truck hauling a trailer was traveling south on the freeway when a gate on the truck's trailer opened for an unknown reason and eight to 10 pigs fell out onto the freeway.

"Two to three did not make that fall. One was killed by a motorist with minor damage to the vehicle," the corporal said.

Only one of the pigs that fell out of the truck was not wrangled by 3:45 p.m. Battenfield said the pig wasn't a threat to motorists and authorities were still trying to capture it.

All lanes have reopened after the bizarre incident — although there are still some lanes closed due to construction in the area.

The driver of the truck left the scene likely unaware of the incident, Battenfield added.

"I'm sure they'll discover they're missing their cargo at some point and probably give us a call," Battenfield said.

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