Bad news: hog truck flips in NC; Good news: they were already dead

A truck carrying dead hogs to Smithfield Packing overturned in Bladen County early Wednesday morning. (Source: WECT)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A truck carrying dead hogs to Smithfield Packing overturned in Bladen County early Wednesday morning.

According to Trooper W.C. Townsend, the one-vehicle accident took place on Center Road near Marsh Road at 2:43 a.m.

The driver of the truck went off the right side of the road and over corrected, according to Trooper Townsend. The truck flipped over and ended up on its top.

The driver was taken to the hospital but Trooper Townsend said his injuries aren’t believed to be serious.

Center Road was closed for several hours as the hogs were cleaned up at the scene.

The driver was cited for a lane violation.

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