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Thousands of chickens killed in northeast Iowa truck crash

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WEST UNION, Iowa (AP) — Thousands of chickens were killed when a truck crashed in northeast Iowa.

KCRG-TV reported the truck hauling about 5,000 chickens crashed May 14 on Highway 18, about a mile west of West Union.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said the 44-year-old driver was heading west when he crashed into a ditch. He and a child passenger were treated for minor injuries.

About half the chickens were killed. The others were loaded onto another truck.

The driver was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle.

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