Deer gets blame in crash that sent hogs scurrying

  • Follow Metro

A deer in the road was the likely cause of a wreck in which a tractor trailer hauling hogs overturned near Pollards Corner in Columbia County.

Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Morris said several hogs aboard the 18-wheeler were killed in the wreck, which occurred about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday and kept deputies and others busy throughout the night and well past daylight Thursday.

An unknown number of pigs escaped but were later recaptured. "Personnel from the Sheriff's Office, fire department and Animal Control were on the scene for much of the night," he said. "In fact, we didn't clear up until 8 this morning."

The driver, 35-year-old Jacob Hamilton of Kinston, N.C., told deputies he was driving north on Georgia Highway 150 (Clarks Hill Road) about a mile from Washington Road when he was forced to swerve to avoid a deer standing in the road. He lost control of the truck, which entered the east shoulder of the highway and flipped onto its side.

No charges were filed. Authorities brought in a front-end loader to help remove carcasses of the hogs killed in the accident. The remaining animals were captured and transported in a different vehicle, Capt. Morris said.

Reach Rob Pavey at (706) 686-1222, ext. 119, or rob.pavey@augustachronicle.com.

Comments (11) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
ss30809
44
Points
ss30809 07/03/09 - 01:20 am
0
0
Rule of thumb: If you are

Rule of thumb: If you are driving an 18-wheeler, it's better to hit the deer...

Billy Shears
0
Points
Billy Shears 07/03/09 - 03:58 am
0
0
Bambi trying to save Porky

Bambi trying to save Porky and pals from a holiday BBQ.......

Ole School
0
Points
Ole School 07/03/09 - 05:15 am
0
0
well darn... we sure could

well darn... we sure could have used some of the ...."HOG " riders for help I can see the headlines now " FREE HOGS ....ALMOST NEW , LOW MILES, LAID DOWN ONCE TO AVOID A DEER "

andywarhol
0
Points
andywarhol 07/03/09 - 09:02 am
0
0
It's just a made up excuse.

It's just a made up excuse. An 18 wheeler isn't going to make an attempt at dodging much of anything at hwy speeds. He's just trying to keep from losing his job.

Tots
25936
Points
Tots 07/03/09 - 09:10 am
0
0
Maybe the deer was running

Maybe the deer was running because it was chased by a bear.That caused the truck to wreck,freeing and killing the pigs.Which had the police tied up for several hours.This sounds like it could be a country song.

vickidu52
15
Points
vickidu52 07/03/09 - 09:42 am
0
0
Maybe the deer was running

Maybe the deer was running because it was chased by a bear that caused the truck to wreck, freeing the pigs that would feed the bear!

Antlion
0
Points
Antlion 07/03/09 - 09:45 am
0
0
These comments crack me

These comments crack me up...glad you guys and gals haven't lost your sense of humor!

Tots
25936
Points
Tots 07/03/09 - 10:35 am
0
0
Na it happen like this Mr

Na it happen like this Mr officer.I was driveing down the HWY heading toward Pollards Corner.I was running a little late to meet my date.When out of the corner my eye. I see that bear chaseing them deer out those woods.That deer just froze looked me straight in the eye.I swerved,da truck flipped the pigs went flying with lots of sha-it.Had to call my gal tell her I be late.Cause of smoky the bear and all them pigs.(This is only in fun.No disrespect to the real driver).

Little Lamb
45960
Points
Little Lamb 07/03/09 - 11:40 am
0
0
The County needs to send a

The County needs to send a bill to the owner of that truck to cover the law enforcement, fire department, and animal control personnel who worked overtime through the night to round up those pigs. Then, if the bill isn't paid, it's time for jail time.

humbleopinion
0
Points
humbleopinion 07/03/09 - 12:23 pm
0
0
Now we all know where Andy

Now we all know where Andy Warhol was the other night. He was sitting alongside the road observing every action of every driver.

It's not that liberals are dumb, it's just that the KNOW so much that isn't true.

pizzato
3
Points
pizzato 07/03/09 - 09:17 pm
0
0
Pigs chasing pigs.

Pigs chasing pigs.

Back to Top

Top headlines

TB case reported at Martinez Elementary

Columbia County school officials are working with public health authorities this morning to investigate a reported case of tuberculosis at Martinez Elementary School.
Search Augusta jobs