Truck carrying hogs overturns in Smithfield, driver charged

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WVEC) -- A driver is facing charges after hog carrying truck overturned in Smithfield on Wednesday morning. 

The accident happened just after 4:30 a.m. in the 13100 block of Four Square Road, near Courthouse Highway. 

Sgt. Michelle Anaya, the spokesperson for Virginia State Police, says the driver, 32-year-old Brian Crockett was en route to Smithfield Foods with 171 hogs when he ran off the road, overcorrected and overturned. 

Crocket was not injured, however 10 animals were euthanized as a result of the accident.  He is charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control of vehicle. 

 

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