GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Westbound lanes on Interstate 70 are back open after a truck carrying dozens of pigs crashed Monday.

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pigs 1 Semi Truck Carrying Pigs Crashes On I 70 (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

The crash happened early in the afternoon approximately a mile west of Glenwood Springs, and the semi rolled over. It appears nearly two dozen pigs died.

Officials say 70-75 other pigs were injured.

The truck driver was sent to the hospital. It’s unclear how he is doing.

Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation shared pictured on their Twitter page of the pigs being confined to the westbound lanes of the highway using ladders.

The westbound lanes were closed while authorities worked to determine what to do with the pigs.

 

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