The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office is investigating an accident involving a livestock truck, in which some of the animals were killed.

The accident occurred at about 8:00 AM Monday in Dunkerton. A semi loaded with about 150 hogs tipped over near the intersection of North Pilot Grove Road and East Dunkerton Road.

A few of the hogs perished in the accident when the trailer tipped over. There was no word if the driver was injured.

The rest of the hogs were herded into another vehicle for transport. According to sources, the road had to be blocked off several hours while the accident scene was cleared.

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