Over 2,000 Chickens Killed in Fayette County Semi Rollover

Over two thousand chickens were killed in a semi rollover near West Union early Tuesday.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says a semi hauling a trailer filled with around five thousand chickens lost control while westbound on Highway 18 a little after 1:30 am. The semi went into the ditch.

The driver, 44-year old Tony Raske of Alden, and a child passenger, suffered minor injuries.

About half of the chickens died. The chickens were all rounded up and loaded onto another semi.

The semi and trailer were a total loss. Raske was cited for failing to maintain control.




photos courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office