$30,000 worth of hogs killed in Iowa trailer rollover
SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say all the hogs packed into a trailer were killed in a rollover crash north of Sibley on Iowa Highway 9.
The Osceola County Sheriff tells the Sioux City Journal that the crash happened Tuesday when the semi’s 26-year-old driver swerved to try to avoid a cow in the road. The semi tipped, landing partially in a ditch.
The driver was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Officials say all the pigs were killed — a loss estimated at $30,000. The semi and trailer, estimated at $145,000, were destroyed.
Deputies say the cow, owned by a Sibley farmer, also was killed.