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Tractor-trailer overturns near Wayne County farm; 55 hogs killed

Posted August 3, 2015

Several hogs were killed early Monday when a tractor-trailer overturned on a rural road in Wayne County, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
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— Dozens of hogs were killed early Monday when a tractor-trailer overturned on 435 Dobbersville Road in Wayne County, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the driver of the tractor-trailer, 24-year-old Daniel Raike of Richlands, was driving too fast, hit a curb and flipped the truck. Raike was not seriously injured, but 55 of the 176 hogs in the load he was carrying died.

"It appears the tractor-trailer was coming around a curve and lost control," Trooper Jeremy Holloman said. "We've got a lot of casualties."

Raike was charged with exceeding a safe speed.

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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Aug 3, 2015
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    Hogs killed? They were on their way to the slaughter house.