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