Semi carrying 5,000 chickens rolls over in Fayette County; 2,500 killed
A semi hauling 5,000 chickens rolled over in Fayette County Tuesday morning.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said it happened around 1:40 a.m. on Highway 18, about 1 mile west of West Union.
Authorities said driver Tony Raske, 44, was heading west when he lost control and crashed into a ditch. Raske and a child passenger were treated on scene for injuries.
The chickens were loaded on to another semi, but about half died, authorities said.
The semi and trailer were considered a total loss, the sheriff's office said.
Deputies said Raske was cited for failure to maintain control.