Pig carrying truck wipes out in Avoca – some hogs dead but driver uninjured


February 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Authorities and others in Pottawattamie County spent about four-hours rounding up an escaped load of hogs Monday, following an accident in Avoca. Sheriff’s officials told the Daily NonPareil the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. when a semi-trailer truck tipped over on its right side by the intersection of West Baker and North Chestnut streets. The unidentified driver of the truck was not hurt, but some of hogs perished as a result of the accident. All of the hogs that were on the loose were corralled and waiting for transport by around 6:15-p.m.