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Wild hogs a big headache for drivers on Texas’ new 85 mph toll road

Published October 30, 2012

SEGUIN — Drivers on Texas’ new 85-mph toll road are finding out about an obstacle local drivers have dealt with for years: wild hogs.

At least two collisions this week on Texas Highway 130 involved drivers hitting pigs walking on the highway. The San Antonio Express-News reports that a third occurred when a vehicle hit a deer.

No drivers were injured. But Lockhart police officer John Roescher reported seeing three dead hogs on the side of Texas 130.

An expanded Texas 130 opened last week with a speed limit of 85 mph (136.79 km/h) — the fastest in the United States.

Roescher tells the newspaper that collisions of animals and vehicles happen often on roads in the area, but no one knows yet if there will be more damage because drivers are going faster.

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