Driver charged after hog truck overturns in Smithfield

Credit: Virginia State Police

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) — A tractor-trailer transporting hogs overturned Wednesday morning on a road in Smithfield.

Virginia State Police say the troopers responded to the crash just after 4:30 a.m. on Foursquare Road near Courthouse Highway. The driver was not injured.

State police say the driver, 23-year-old Brian D. Crockett, ran off the road and over-corrected — causing the truck to overturn. He has been charged with reckless driving.

Foursquare Road was closed for several hours following the crash, with a detour in place.

It is not known how many hogs may have been injured or killed in the crash. Troopers are continuing to investigate the crash.