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.