‘Get back there little buddy;’ Body cam shows piglets run loose after semi overturns

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — New body camera footage shows troopers respond after dozens of piglets were set loose on Friday night.

Troopers from the Dayton Post responded to a semi-tractor-trailer rollover crash on the ramp from Interstate 75 to Interstate 70 in Butler Township just before 8 p.m., according to a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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The preliminary investigation shows a Western Star semi-tractor-trailer, operated by Joshua Henderson, 30, Lexington, Okla., was northbound on I-75 and overturned while taking the ramp to I-70, causing hundreds of piglets to escape the trailer onto the roadway, the spokesperson said.

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Troopers, first responders, and bystanders worked together to catch and corral the piglets.

In body camera footage, one trooper can be heard telling a piglet “Get back there little buddy.”

The piglets were ultimately transferred to another semi-tractor trailer.

Henderson was not injured and he was cited for failure to control his vehicle, the spokesperson said.

The roadway was closed for nearly five hours.

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