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Gregory Ford & Liam Buckler

Lorry crash on motorway leaves 'massacre' of dead pigs scattered across the road

A lorry crash on the M18 has left a "massacre" of dead pigs scattered across the road.

The vehicle, which was carrying livestock, spilled some of its cargo during the crash with multiple eyewitnesses reporting multiple dead pigs littered across the tarmac, HullLive reported.

According to eyewitnesses, the crash saw the roof of the lorry, containing the livestock, ripped off which resulted in the dead pigs on both sides of the motorway.

At the time there were five miles of traffic from the M62 interchange heading eastbound, however, it is understood that no members of the public have been seriously injured in the crash.

Speaking about the incident on a Goole Facebook page, Annie Hollowell said: "My fiancé is currently on this. There's been lorries and a car involved.

Traffic has been brought to a standstill on the M18 and M62 following a crash involving a lorry and a car at the interchange between two roads. (Highways England)

"A lorry was full with pigs, where the roof has been ripped off and there's dead pigs on both side of the motorway cutting it down to one lane. Apparently it's a massacre."

Passing motorist Pete Heseltine said: "It looked like three lorries and a car that had been involved in the crash. Two lanes had been closed on my side of the road and I was delayed by about 20 minutes.

"When I got nearer I realised the lanes were closed because three dead pigs had been thrown from the lorry onto our side of the motorway.

"There must have been another six or seven dead pigs on the other side - it was horrific."

The M18 was closed northbound while emergency services attend the scene at around midday on Thursday (April 14). Southbound traffic is also affected with two lanes closed from the M62 interchange heading south.

Humberside Police were called confirmed to attendance at a road traffic collision at the M62 and M18 interchange. Traffic service Inrix is reporting the collision is between a car and a HGV.

As a result of the incident, the AA reported severe delays northbound as the stationary traffic is held near the scene of the accident, with motorists advised to avoid the area.

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