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Police Officers Shocked in Bay City After a Crash

Several Michigan deputies responded to a late-night semitrailer crash on Interstate 75. The deputies knew the truck was carrying precious cargo, but they were shocked when they saw what was inside.

The truck was hauling eight Bengal tigers, each weighing about 600 pounds. The tigers are owned by a circus company and the driver was transporting them to New York.  Both the driver and the tigers were uninjured and none of the Tigers escaped.

Semi hauling tigers crashes in Bay County

A semitrailer transporting eight Bengal tigers crashed in Bay County the night of May 14, 2018. The tigers and driver were unharmed.

Deputies had to shut down one lane of a connecting ramp for a couple hours to clean up the mess. The tigers were held overnight at an area towing company.

Semi hauling 8 Bengal tigers crashes on I-75

MONITOR TWP., MI -- When deputies responded to a late-night semitrailer crash on Interstate 75, they had heard the rig was hauling animals. What they didn't know until their arrival, though, was the nature of the truck's precious (and endangered) cargo -- several Bengal tigers. About 11:50 p.m.