Posted: Oct 2, 2013 5:32 PM by Melissa Anderson - MTN News
A semi-truck and trailer loaded with pigs headed for California rolled over near Basin at around 2:15 on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Montana Highway Patrol trooper Brian Inman, the female driver and her dog were not injured.
Inman says the trailer was carrying 290 pigs from Augusta to California.
He said speed was a factor in the crash.
The semi is blocking the southbound lane at mile marker 158 near Basin.
The accident happened when the truck tried to take an S-curve too fast just north of Basin in the canyon.
He said only four or five pigs have been found dead so far.
The surviving pigs will be loaded up and taken to a local holding yard where another truck will pick them up to continue their journey.
Inman said a citation will be issued to the driver.
Inman says that this is the exact location where a truck load of pigs crashed two years ago which he responded to.