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Giant dead hog dragged across highway near Forest Park; snarls traffic

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ST. LOUIS -  A large dead hog is to blame for Monday night's traffic tie-up near Forest Park.

According to our partners at the Post Dispatch, a dead pig was found in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near Oakland Avenue around 9:00 p.m.

The large animal fell from a livestock truck and was struck by a vehicle and killed.

The Missouri Department of Transportation was called to the scene to remove the dead animal.

The center lane of the highway reopened just before 10:00 p.m. after being blocked for nearly 45 minutes.

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