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Semi-trailer hauling hogs tips over and kills 9 hogs

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BUCHANAN COUNTY (KWWL) -

Nine hogs died Tuesday after a semi-trailer tipped onto its side on a Highway 20 off ramp.

The Buchanan County Sheriff's office says it happened on the westbound off ramp of Highway 187 around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

The driver of this semi, 56-year-old James Krebsbach, had pulled off to the shoulder and the hogs inside helped shift the weight of the semi toward the ditch, tipping it over.

The semi was carrying 165 hogs, nine of which died at the scene.

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