Runaway pig causes head-on collision killing two people

Sheriff Ed Schroder says 47-year-old Jeremy Aubrey, of rural Logansport, was traveling southbound when he struck a large pig in the road and collided with 44-year-old Shane Saunders, of Lucerne, Indiana.

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 5:15 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2020 9:42 PM

CASS COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A runaway pig caused a head-on collision at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday that killed two people.

The crash happened on State Road 25 just north of Logansport. 

Sheriff Ed Schroder says 47-year-old Jeremy Aubrey, of rural Logansport, was traveling southbound when he struck a large pig in the road and collided with 44-year-old Shane Saunders, of Lucerne, Indiana. 

Both men had to be extricated from their vehicles and both eventually died from their injuries.

"I have about 34 years in policing and this is the first time I've seen a crash of this magnitude involving a pig," Schroder says.

Nearby homeowner Sam Edwards says a pig has gotten loose on multiple occasions from a neighbor's home with a small farm.

"The pig has been in the road before but usually he gets out of the way," she says. "People have called and they just scoot him back into the fence and it's OK."

Edwards, a dialysis nurse, says she administered CPR to one of two men.

"I wish I would have got there sooner, I wish I would have started CPR sooner, just things like that," she says. "I pray for the families and I pray for everyone involved in the whole situation."

Schroder says police are also looking into the possibility the pig fell from a truck that hauls animals to a local processing facility.

"We don't have any information to confirm that yet, but we're trying to dig to the b to find out exactly where the pig came from," he says.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cass County Sheriff's Office at 574-753-7800.

"We'll take any information someone may have and try to piece this together for the family so we can give them a full complete picture."

News 18 stopped by the home with the small farm but no one was home.

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