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Monkeys on the loose in Danville, Pennsylvania, after truck carrying 100 primates crashes on way to lab

MONKEYS are on the loose in Danville, Pennsylvania, after a truck carrying 100 primates crashed on its way to a lab. The crash took place on Interstate 80 in Montour County shortly after 4pm on Friday, January 21, 2022. Three monkeys have been declared missing by Pennslyvania state police after a truck carrying a trailer […] ...

MONKEYS are on the loose in Danville, Pennsylvania, after a truck carrying 100 primates crashed on its way to a lab.

The crash took place on Interstate 80 in Montour County shortly after 4pm on Friday, January 21, 2022.

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The crash took place on Interstate 80 in Montour County[/caption]

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An active search for the missing monkeys followed after the crash[/caption]

Three monkeys have been declared missing by Pennslyvania state police after a truck carrying a trailer and a dump truck crashed, Trooper Andrea Pelachick told the Daily Item.

Another report states that troopers said four of the monkeys got free, according to WNEP.

Police said the truck was transporting monkeys to a lap when the crash happened.

A search was underway along the side of the road and in the nearby wooded areas.

An active search is now underway by state police and the PA State Game Commission.

A helicopter is being used to help with the search for the missing primates.

Anyone who comes across one of the monkeys is urged to contact state police at 570-524-2662, Pelachick said.

At this time it is unknown if any people or animals were injured in the crash.

Following the crash, parts of Route 54 westbound were closed, according to PennDOT.

Route 54 was later opened up by 6.45pm.

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An active search is now underway by state police and the PA State Game Commission[/caption]

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