Tractor-trailer overturns, spills live chickens


An estimated 1,000 live chickens were being transported when the
truck overturned
(Mechanicstown Fire Department Facebook page)

TOWN OF WALLKILL – Over 1,000 live chickens were dumped in cages
from a large tractor-trailer truck when it tipped over on its side as
the driver was on the Interstate exit 4 ramp in the Town of Wallkill.

The incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday spilling the poultry
down a grassy embankment. Many of the animals were killed, said State
Police Troop F spokesman Trooper Steven Nevel.

He believed the load was being transported to a poultry processing facility
in Sullivan County.

It took several hours for the mess to be cleaned up.

The driver was treated and released at Orange Regional Medical Center
in Wallkill.

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