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.
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.