According to authorities, an estimated 1,100 piglets were killed in the crash. Crews rushed to collect those who survived, rounding up and capturing about 1,100 animals. Early reports suggested that hundreds of piglets may have escaped into the woods near the crash site, but recent figures now suggest otherwise.
The piglets who were "rescued" at the scene, sadly, are not the lucky ones. After being checked for injuries, they will be loaded into another truck to continue their long journey from South Carolina bound for Indiana, where their lives will inevitably be cut short.