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Chicken truck overturns in Gainesville
GT Chicken Truck Overturns 102218
A Georgia State Patrol trooper interviews people Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Murrayville after a chicken truck overturned blocking traffic and killing a number of chickens near the Fieldale Plant. No one was hurt in the accident. - photo by Nick Watson / Gainesville Times

GAINESVILLE -- A chicken truck overturned on Thompson Bridge Road three miles from the Fieldale Farms’ Murrayville plant, sending the fowl into the grassy field along the highway.

The wreck happened around 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, on Thompson Bridge Road near Willow Oak Drive. Another shipping truck was involved but appeared to have no damage.

Traffic was stalled northbound while authorities and other workers tried to hoist the truck.

A person on scene confirmed no one was hurt, though a number of the chickens were not as fortunate.