Unfortunate Truck Spills: 3,000 Piglets Loose on Ill. Highway

The fear of overloaded trucks crashing on the highway and spilling their contents might not be so irrational at all. Click here to see some unfortunate truck spills around the nation.

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Illinois State Police
Illinois state troopers went on a hog hunt on Friday, March 22, 2019, when a livestock hauler holding thousands of piglets overturned on the I-70 between Casey, Illinois, and Greenup, Illinois. "Thank you to our followers who kept it classy today," state troopers said on their Facebook page.
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KNBC-TV
Boxes of Modelo beer scatter on and below a freeway overpass near Los Angeles on March 7, 2019. The rig overturned as the driver attempted to exit the freeway just east of downtown Los Angeles.
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Arizona Department of Public Safety
On Jan. 14, 2019, a tanker truck carrying 3,500 gallons of liquid chocolate spilled onto the westbound lanes of Interstate 40, east of Flagstaff, Arizona, turning the highway into a chocolate river.
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A truck carrying peaches in Sutter County, California was involved in a collision with an RV on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. The driver of the RV died in the collision, which caused peaches to spill out over the roadway.
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Cocke County Emergency Management
There were no injuries in this Aug. 3 crash between a train and a tractor trailer...except for the boxes of Tyson's chicken nuggets that spilled over an intersection in Cocke County, Tennessee.
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Courtesy Arkansas DOT
Boxes of Fireball whiskey covered a section of the I-40 in Pulaski County, Arkansas, when a truck overturned on June 14, 2018.
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SkyForce10
A truck dumped crates of live chickens near Middletown, Delaware on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, causing minor traffic delays. Chickens flapped around as crews cleaned up the spill. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control responded as the truck's saddle tanks leaked fuel.
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KING-TV
A truck carrying 40,000 lbs. of chicken feathers overturned on I-5 in Washington near Seattle on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, causing a major backup during rush hour.
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APTN
A Polish highway had a sweet and sticky surprise when a truck overturned in Graboszewo, Poland, spilling tons of liquid chocolate across six lanes and blocking traffic in both directions on May 9, 2018. Authorities say it would take large amounts of hot water to clear away the chocolate.
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NBC Philadelphia
A tractor-trailer spilled its load of kegs and pallets on I-95 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on April 10, 2018.
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Florida Highway Patrol via AP
This photo provided by Florida Highway Patrol shows a truck carrying pumpkins after hitting a guard rail on I-75 near Tampa, Florida. The truck then exploded, spilling burning pumpkins onto the highway.
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Shantelle Laughlin/Camden News via AP
Broken jars of spaghetti sauce litter a road near Camden, Ark., on Aug. 21, 2017. The crash marked the third time this month that edible goods were left on an Arkansas highway. A tanker spilled bourbon on Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas on Aug. 2, and on Aug. 9 a truck split open on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, spilling frozen pizza.
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Kelli Nicholas/UGC
When this truck stalled on the railway tracks it was torn in half by an oncoming train. The truck was carrying soft peppermints, which spilled all over the road and forced crews to shut down the highway while they cleaned it up.
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Rusty Hubbard/AP
This Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Transportation shows Arkansas highway Interstate 30, a cross-country route that was shut down in both directions for a time Wednesday, after an 18-wheeler was sliced open during an crash and spilled frozen pizzas across the road south of Little Rock, Arkansas. The interstate, was closed for several hours while crews cleaned up the mess.
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Texas Sky Ranger
Authorities rounded up several pigs after a semi crash that shut down Interstate 45 in Hutchins, Texas, on Thursday June 29, 2017. The truck, which tipped onto its side in the crash, was transporting pigs, which scattered on the road.
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Depoe Bay Fire Department
A truck hauling eels overturned on an Oregon highway, turning the coastal road into a slimy mess, Thursday, July 13, 2017.
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Courtesy Indiana State Police
A truck driver lost his marbles on I-465 in Indiana when the big rig crashed Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Nearly 40,000 pounds were spilled but no one was hurt, according to an Indiana State Police representative.
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CHP Redwood City
A big rig spilled chicken parts on a Northern California highway Dec. 8, 2016, closing three lanes and shutting down traffic for about half an hour.
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KCRA-TV
A tractor trailer slid across a California highway, hit a guard rail and overturned, spilling rolls and rolls of toilet paper across the road. See more here.
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SkyForce10
A big rig spilled its load of unstamped pennies onto Interstate 95 in New Castle County, Delaware before the morning rush on Sept. 8, 2016. That crash and another snarled traffic throughout the morning. The tractor-trailer flipped across three northbound lanes of I-95 near Interchange 5A (Route 141), said Delaware State Police.
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A Budweiser truck overturned in Brooklyn, New York on Aug. 8, 2016, injuring one man and disrupting traffic on a busy roadway during the morning rush.
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Becky Bohrer/AP
Fish bins dot the median along a busy highway as authorities worked to clean up after a transport truck carrying chum salmon rolled on Monday, July 25, 2016, in Juneau, Alaska. A transport truck carrying chum salmon to a cannery in Alaska's capital city rolled Monday afternoon, spilling the fish across three of the highway's four lanes and backing up traffic for about 90 minutes.
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NBC 4 New York
A truck carrying deli meat collided with another truck carrying bread on a New Jersey highway on June 17, 2016, causing a sandwich-like spill on the busy roadway of Interstate 287 in Piscataway.
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Virginia State Police
A tractor-trailer carrying 4,600 gallons of milk rolled over and spilled the milk it was carrying in Henrico County, according to Virginia State Police. The truck driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Washington State Patrol District 7
A truck rolled over on a highway in Skagit County, Washington, with no injuries. It took over 2 hours to clear the 45,000 pounds of bananas that were tossed from the truck on April 10, 2016.
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Washington State Patrol District 7
A semi truck carrying 45,000 pounds of bananas rolled over on a highway in Skagit County, Washington, on April 10, 2016.
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NBC
A Penske moving truck overturned in Miami Gardens, Florida, spilling shoes all over Florida's Turnpike on Friday, Jan. 8, 2015.
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AP
Police and rescue officials work at the scene of head-on crash, Nov. 6, 2015, involving a truck carrying cranberries and another vehicle in Sagamore, Mass.
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NBC 5 News
A tractor-trailer hauling bananas caught fire on I-35E at Garden Ridge Blvd. near Lewisville Lake in Texas.
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Connecticut State Police
State police responded to a crash involving an ice cream truck on Interstate 91 southbound in Hartford.
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@NJSP/Twitter
A tanker overturned on a highway ramp in New Jersey, leaking maple syrup onto the road and creating a sticky mess for cleanup crews, police said.
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WRC
A truck carrying potatoes overturned on a highway in the Washington D.C. area on June 10, 2015 closing one lane of traffic ahead of the morning rush.
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A truck carrying millions of honeybees to a Washington state blueberry farm overturned on a highway Friday, April 17, 2015, spilling hives across the asphalt and triggering a large cleanup and rescue operation.
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Nick Wood
An Amtrak train collided Friday afternoon with a tractor-trailer carrying 70,000 pounds of bacon that was obstructing the tracks in Wilmington, Illinois.
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The Desert Sun
Road-roasted chicken, anyone? A big rig carrying frozen chicken collided with a bee-hauling truck near Palm Springs, igniting a fireball so big that the chicken got cooked. Read more about the bizarre spill here.
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NBC Bay Area
A semi spilled 40 gallons of diesel on Alcosta Boulevard along I-680 in San Ramon, which was carrying 25,000 pounds of frozen turkeys. Nov. 12, 2014
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NBC 7 San Diego
A road in north San Diego County, California was covered in oranges Tuesday morning after a truck’s trailer overturned, spilling the fruit by the thousands into the street. Read the story and watch video from the scene here.
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Kate Barnette of Jacksonville, Fla.
Thousands of gallons of Red Bull spilled onto Interstate 95 in central Florida after two tractor-trailers collided. Click to see more unfortunate truck spills.
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A lobster truck struck a railroad bridge in Westwood, Massachusetts, July 1, 2014, spilling its contents onto the road. Click to read more.
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A rented U-Haul truck filled with $2 million worth of gold and silver rolled on its side and up against a guard rail June 3 along the New York State Thruway in Buffalo. Click to read more.
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Staten Island Advance / James Yates
Pineapples sit on the side of the road after a a truck spilled the tropical fruit on the Staten Island Expressway in New York Saturday, May 31, shutting down the road for part of the day.
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Richmond Police Department
A Connecticut-bound tractor trailer spilled hundreds of potatoes Tuesday night near I-295 in Richmond, Maine, after swerving to avoid hitting a moose.. Police say the box portion of the trailer split in half. Read more here.
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NBC10.com
Local beekeepers kept busy throughout the night as they corralled millions of bees that swarmed a ramp on I-95 after a tractor-trailer crash in Delaware.
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The big rig, which was holding about 20 million bees in 460 boxes, overturned on the state Route 896 northbound on-ramp to I-95 northbound in Newark shortly after 6 p.m., according to officials. Read more about the accident here.
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An overturned truck filled with cattle shut down a freeway ramp in Fort Worth, Texas. Police worked to free the trapped animals, and confirmed some of the cows died in the crash while others may have to be euthanized after they suffered injuries. Read more here.
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Not only bees, but honey has been spilled, too. A semi-truck hauling 42,000 pounds of honey overturned on 605 Freeway near Los Angeles, California on March 24, 2014. The lake of honey formed forced the closure of four lanes, causing long traffic jams throughout the city. Read the full story here.
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AP
A tractor-trailer flipped over on an overpass in Maryland, spilling its load of wood fencing onto the traffic below, killing one and injuring three others on March 2, 2006. In another case on July 19, 2011, logs were sent rolling into a Maine home after a logging truck struck telephone poles and then the home, killing a 5-year-old boy.
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