Frozen pigs hog the road after truck, big rig collide

From a Times staff writer

Traffic squealed to a halt Monday evening in the truck lanes of the Golden State Freeway when a truck collided with a big rig, spilling dozens of frozen pig carcasses across 80 feet of pavement, authorities said.

No one was hurt in the mishap in Sylmar, which was reported at 7:36 p.m.

Otherwise, details of the collision were sketchy late Monday, including whether the big rig or the truck was carrying the whole frozen pigs.

CHP officers said it was unclear why whole frozen pigs were being shipped.

Caltrans officials hauled off the carcasses late into the night. The southbound truck lanes were expected to reopen by the morning.