Driver Charged After Hog Truck Flips In Greene County

A Goldsboro Milling Company hog truck overturned in Greene County this morning, dumping its cargo and detouring traffic.

The wreck happened in front of 4049 Highway 258 near Highway 123, near Lizzie. The call was reported around 6:30 a.m.

The driver, Danny Merritt of Beulaville, wasn't injured. Troopers say they expect to cite him with failing to maintain lane control.

Troopers say 160 hogs in the truck were saved, while 24 were killed or had to be put down.

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