Nearly 200 feeder pigs killed when trailer overturns in southwest Kansas

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ROLLA, Kansas – The Kansas Highway Patrol says 176 feeder pigs were killed when a trailer turned over Tuesday afternoon.

It happened seven miles north of Rolla.

Rafael Rodriguez-Mata was driving his semi southbound on Kansas Highway 51 when he left the road and overturned.

The trailer he was carrying had 560 head of feeder pigs.

The remainder of the pigs were transferred to another trailer by Seaboard Farms Inc.

Rodriguez-Mata was taken to Morton County Hospital to be treated for his injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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