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This little piggy got chased down, picked up, and put back on the truck

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Posted by on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 @ 2:43 pm.

Trooper Amanda Jenkins, with a rescued piglet

CUMBERLAND CO., Ill. - In an early-morning incident that actually got picked up by Rush Limbaugh on his popular radio talk show today, apparently all the small-fry porcines have been collected in Cumberland County and are ostensibly back on their livestock truck, headed toward their ultimate destination.

Reports directly from the Illinois State Police in District 12 Effingham indicate that the crash occurred before 7 a.m. this morning on Interstate 70 two miles west of Casey.

ISP said that nearly 3000 small pigs were loose, due to the livestock hauler overturning on I-70 milepost 127, between Casey and Greenup, Illinois. 

The crash occurred, ISP advised, due to driver illness, causing the vehicle to run off the roadway.  The driver was cited for improper lane usage. 

Approximately 100 pigs perished in the incident, ISP reports. The pigs have been reloaded thanks to the effort of Greenup Fire Protection District, Greenup Police Department, Casey Police Department, Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT portable scales, Effingham Equity, and other local volunteers. The surviving pigs have continued to their destination in Indiana. Site cleanup is still underway and will continue through the afternoon.

Limbaugh mentioned the incident in his first hour of a three-hour radio show today (Friday, March 22).

An ISP spokesperson said they "experienced a great community effort out there today and for that we thankful and proud."

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