UPDATE: Truck hauling pigs crashes on turnpike near Admire

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EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – Authorities believe a truck driver who fell asleep accounted for an accident on the Kansas turnpike this morning around 7:30 a.m.

The driver of a semi-tractor trailer heading north on I-335 near Admire appeared to have hit the barrier and flipped on its side.

A truck driver hauling pigs fell asleep and wrecked Tuesday morning on the Kansas Turnpike.

Several pigs had to be euthanized at the scene of the accident by a veterinarian.

According to a KHP Trooper the driver was not seriously injured.

The driver was from Colorado, and was hauling a load of pigs from San Antonia to Iowa.

By 11:20 a.m. the accident was cleared from the roadway.

Just before 9 a.m. the Kansas Turnpike Authority asked drivers to be cautious because the right lane of the turnpike was impacted.

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