Tractor-trailer full of hogs overturns on U.S. 61

A tractor-trailer carrying a load of hogs overturned Tuesday morning, delaying traffic on U.S. 61 for several hours.

The crash happened around 8:45 a.m. at the Dick Drake Way intersection, according to the Muscatine Fire Department.

The driver was not injured, and reports are none of the pigs were killed or hurt in the wreck.

Another tractor-trailer was brought in to transfer the livestock before the wrecked truck could be up righted and the scene cleared.

Muscatine Police said the driver appeared to have been traveling too fast while making a turn, the load shifted causing the rig to roll on its side.