Number of hogs killed in Osage County semi crash still under investigation Featured

Number of hogs killed in Osage County semi crash still under investigation KVOE News file photo

The investigation continues into a semi crash that killed and injured several hogs northeast of Emporia on Tuesday morning.


The crash on the Kansas Turnpike happened around 7:15 am about 30 miles northeast of Emporia. The driver, 32-year-old Edgar Borunda-Ochoa of Fort Morgan, Colorado, was northbound when he ran off the highway for unlisted reasons. His semi hit a delineator post and guardrail before striking a culvert and tipping over.

Borunda-Ochoa suffered minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital afterward. The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the number of dead or injured hogs may not be known until Wednesday.

9:30 am Tuesday: Hogs killed, injured in semi crash northeast of Emporia

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a wreck involving a hog-hauling semi in western Osage County from Tuesday morning.

The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the northbound wreck happened almost 30 miles northeast of Emporia around 7 am. It's too early to say how the crash happened, but there are dead and injured hogs as a result. Numbers are pending with the crash investigation into its early stages.

No injuries to humans have been announced.

Traffic as of 9 am was moving around the crash site without issues. We'll keep you updated on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:53