Truck carrying raw chicken overturns in Jenkins

First responders in Jenkins had a fowl mess to clean up late Sunday afternoon.

A truck carrying approximately 20 tons of raw, refrigerated chicken overturned at the junction of U.S. 23 and U.S. 119 on Pound Jenkins Mountain. The driver of the truck was not injured, but crews had to remove the chicken from the back of the truck in order to get the scene cleaned up.

Jenkins Police Officer Jim Stephens said the wreck occurred in an area known to ruffle the feathers of truckers. Vehicles traveling northbound on U.S. 23 turning onto U.S. 119 must negotiate a steep turn onto U.S. 119. The intersection has been the site of numerous tractor trailer wrecks.

Stephens said speed was likely a factor in Sunday’s wreck.

The roadway was closed for several hours Sunday while the scene was being cleared. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and no injuries were reported.

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