UPDATE: Overturned Chicken Truck Cleared in Dover

Morning traffic was affected in Dover as crews worked to clean up a chicken truck accident at the US 13 and S. Bay Road intersection.

[UPDATE] Dover Police Corporal Matt Hoffman tells WGMD News the chicken truck overturned at about 4 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of US 13 and South Bay Road, as the truck was turning onto South Bay Road.

Hoffman said the load shifted while the truck was making the turn and caused the truck to overturn.  Many chickens were able to get out of their carriers and were wandering along the side of the road.  Several did cross the roadway.

It took crews about five hours to clean the wreck.  The driver was not injured and a large majority of the chickens from the truck survived the wreck.

Police are still investigating the crash to see if any citations are necessary.  Hoffman did note that there was a similar incident to this one several years ago in the same location.

[ORIGINAL] Dover Police are warning drivers that morning traffic may be delayed while crews work to clean up a chicken truck accident at the US 13 and S. Bay Road intersection.

No injuries have been reported and no timetable to the cleanup has been released.

(Photo by Dover Police Department)



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Dennis Foley

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