Pig truck overturns near New Madison


By Erik Martin - emartin@dailyadvocate.com



Livestock trailers were brought in to round up pigs from an overturned semi-truck Monday near New Madison. The driver of the vehicle, Michael D. Willey, was treated at the scene and released.

Livestock trailers were brought in to round up pigs from an overturned semi-truck Monday near New Madison. The driver of the vehicle, Michael D. Willey, was treated at the scene and released.


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

First responders and volunteers tend to pigs rescued from an overturned semi-truck Monday in a field near New Madison.


Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

NEW MADISON — A semi-truck trailer hauling pigs was a victim of Darke County’s icy road conditions Monday near New Madison, Ohio.

Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tri-Village Rescue, and New Madison Fire units were on the scene of the accident, which took place Monday afternoon at approximately 2:24 p.m.

A deputy at the scene stated the 2006 Kenworthy truck, carrying 700 feeder pigs in its trailer, was heading northbound on Preble County-Butler Township Road, approaching the intersection of State Route 121, north of New Madison, when it slid off the right side of the road and overturned onto its passenger side.

Dayton Power and Light line crews arrived at the scene to assess damage to a utility pole while local livestock trailers were brought in to retrieve the stranded pigs.

The driver of the truck, Michael D. Willey, 45, of Winchester, Indiana, was treated and released at the scene. Deputies cited him for failure to maintain reasonable control.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office continues to warn motorists to drive with extreme caution on ice-affected roads.

Livestock trailers were brought in to round up pigs from an overturned semi-truck Monday near New Madison. The driver of the vehicle, Michael D. Willey, was treated at the scene and released.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/01/web1_pig-truck-0110-PRINT-1.jpgLivestock trailers were brought in to round up pigs from an overturned semi-truck Monday near New Madison. The driver of the vehicle, Michael D. Willey, was treated at the scene and released. Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

First responders and volunteers tend to pigs rescued from an overturned semi-truck Monday in a field near New Madison.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/01/web1_pig-truck-0104-PRINT-1.jpgFirst responders and volunteers tend to pigs rescued from an overturned semi-truck Monday in a field near New Madison. Erik Martin | The Daily Advocate

By Erik Martin

emartin@dailyadvocate.com

The writer may be reached at 937-569-4314. Join the conversation and get updates on Facebook search Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com

The writer may be reached at 937-569-4314. Join the conversation and get updates on Facebook search Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com

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