Cranes are attached to the rolled over transport truck.

Barry Gray/Hamilton Spectator

The driver involved in a truck crash in which 42 pigs died has been charged with careless driving.

Halton police said the driver, a 25-year-old man from Brunner, Ont., also faces an administrative-related charge. Police did not specify the charge or name the man.

On Wednesday, a transport truck carrying about 180 pigs flipped over in the intersection of Appleby Line and Harvester Road just outside the Fearmans slaughterhouse around 7 a.m.

An activist already on trial for giving water to pigs destined for slaughter has been also been charged with obstructing a police officer.

Anita Krajnc was charged with breach of recognizance following the crash, which drew protesters and dozens of emergency responders to the slaughterhouse at 821 Appleby Line Wednesday.

Police are asking any witnesses who have not yet talked to police to contact them at 905-825-4747 ext. 2310.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator