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Truck Rolls, Spilling Chickens In Downtown Salem

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A tractor-trailer truck with crates of chickens strapped to its bed rolled in downtown Salem Tuesday morning, spilling birds onto the street.

Police Lt. Dave Okada says officers made a rough estimate that a thousand chickens were aboard, and some number had died. He says the police have asked the local Humane Society for help in dealing with the chickens and clearing the street.

Photos on the Salem Statesman Journal website ( ) showed dozens of chickens, many alive and loose, at the crash scene near a car dealership.

Okada said officers hadn’t yet determined what caused the crash.


Information from: Statesman Journal,

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