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$30,000 worth of hogs killed in Iowa trailer rollover

Hog (WQAD photo)

Hog (WQAD photo)

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.