Chicken truck overturns in Rankin County

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Chicken truck overturns in Rankin County
Chicken truck overturns near Puckett.(SOURCE: MHP)

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - An 18-wheeler overturned Wednesday night in Rankin County, spilling dozens of live chickens onto the roadway.

According to Cpl. Kervin Stewart with MHP, the truck was traveling northbound on MS-541, east of Puckett, when a trailer tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control and overturn. The truck blocked the road and spilled its load of live chickens.

The driver suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

MS-541 was blocked for several hours as crews cleaned up the chickens.

A cleanup crew from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the recovery of the chickens and the roadway has since been reopened.

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