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.
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