Tractor trailer hauling pigs rolls onto side

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Associated Press
POSTED: 7:55 AM Oct 03 2013
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -

A tractor trailer hauling 290 pigs rolled onto its passenger side on an Interstate 15 curve in south-western Montana, killing half a dozen pigs.
    
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Inman tells The Independent Record the southbound truck was traveling too fast for conditions when it tipped on its side near Basin at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.
    
The driver wasn't injured, but Inman says she will be cited for careless driving. He did not release her name.
    
About three hours after the crash, one southbound lane of the interstate remained closed as crews rounded up the pigs and removed the truck.
    
Inman said the pigs were being hauled from Augusta to California.