VIDEO: Pig hauler overturns, pigs on the freeway

DALLAS (NBC News) – Police near Dallas spent Thursday morning clearing a fiery interstate crash which included wrangling loose pigs in the highway.

A semi-truck carrying a load of pigs tipped over and burst into flames on Interstate 45 in Wilmer around 6:45 Thursday morning.

Police say the driver of the truck was not injured and there are no other injuries.

Meanwhile, police had a job on their hands trying to round up the animals. At one point officers managed to get some of the livestock into a trailer but they managed escaped.

Unfortunately, some of the animals didn’t survive the crash and some may have run off.

A stretch of the interstate is closed in both directions.

There’s no word on what caused the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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