Turkeys Tumble Out of a Truck in Car Accident

By: WSET Newsroom
By: WSET Newsroom
A tractor-trailer hauling an estimated 2,500 turkeys overturned on interstate 81 north on tuesday morning.

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BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WSET)-- The 'turkey truck' accident happened in Botetourt County near Troutville around 4:30 a.m. a pick-up truck was also involved.

The northbound right lane is still closed while crews clean up, around mile marker 154.

There are no reported injuries as of 8 a.m. A wrecker is on scene and crews are waiting for a second tractor trailer to arrive to remove the turkeys.

They estimate the lane closure may be in place until noon. Some of the turkeys spilled onto the road.


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