Semi carrying nearly 200 pigs overturns; ramp reopens hours after crash

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — A semi-tractor trailer carrying over nearly 200 pigs overturned and closed the ramp to Intestate 70 Tuesday morning.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers were dispatched at 5:18 a.m. on initial reports of an overturned semi on the ramp from State Route 49 to I-70.

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“There’s a tracker trailer overturned and there’s livestock everywhere,” a 911 caller told dispatchers.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2019 commercial tractor-trailer semi-truck, driven by 43-year-old Derrick Selhorst of Celina, was heading north of SR 49 on the on-ramp to I-70.

While on the on-ramp, the semi overturned, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

As reported on News Center 7 at 5:00, the semi was transporting approximately 200 pigs from Rossburg to Louisville, Kentucky.

The pigs were loose on the interstate after the crash. Firefighters on the scene said a majority of the pigs would be euthanized with an injection.

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“Oh my God, poor piggies,” a West Milton man said to News Center 7 after hearing of the crash.

The semi-driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries.

The ramp from State Route 49 to Interstate 70 closed as a result of the crash. It reopened around 1:49 p.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Dayton post is investigating the crash.

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