Indiana State Police said a semi trailer was hauling three elephants when the vehicle slid off the road.
The elephants were “purposely unloaded” and then “purposely reloaded” onto the trailer after it was moved back onto the roadway. Officials stressed the pachyderms were not “on the loose at any time,” though initial reports had indicated otherwise.
The elephants were not injured and have since left the scene.
Photos courtesy of James Walton.