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A truck in Illinois with 3,000 piglets overturned on the highway

A truck in Illinois with 3,000 piglets overturned on the highway

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) -- Almost 3,000 piglets went loose after a traffic crash near Casey, Illinois.

The piglets were inside of a truck that overturned on Interstate 70. WGN-TV reports the highway is 135 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Illinois State Police posted a picture about the incident with the following caption on Facebook, "Due to a traffic crash, nearly 3000 piglets are loose near milepost 127 (2 miles west of Casey). Troopers are on scene assisting with corralling the livestock."

Authorities are warning drivers to be aware of their surroundings due to the possibility of piglets who have escaped. Police say there are no injuries.

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