EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNW) – A truck driver hauling pigs crashed into a barrier on the Kansas Turnpike Tuesday morning. It happened around 7:30 on I-335 north of Emporia.
Authorities believe the driver may have fallen asleep before hitting a barrier. The semi-trailer flipped on its side.
Several pigs had to be euthanized at the scene of the crash by a veterinarian. The driver had no reported injuries.
The Kansas Turnpike Authority asked drivers to be cautious because the right lane was impacted.