Truck Carrying Chickens Overturns onto Side of Bridge in Anderson County, SC
ANDERSON COUNTY, SC. – According to a news story published online by 11alive.com, a truck carrying chickens overturned onto the side of a bridge in Anderson County, South Carolina. Upon overturning, part of the truck was hanging over the bridge. Reports say one person died in the collision, but this person has not been identified.*
The accident happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. on February 18. A tractor-trailer that was hauling chickens was headed across Lake Hartwell and somehow turned onto its side while traveling on the Highway 24 bridge. This happened in Anderson County, close to the South Carolina border with Georgia.
It is not clear what caused this collision or whether any other vehicles were involved aside from the tractor-trailer. Photos from the scene show the truck tipped onto the bridge wall with a portion of the chicken crates hanging over the bridge. It is not clear how many crates were on the trailer at the start. Reports did not say if any of them dropped into the water or if any chickens were harmed.
Authorities said one person was killed in the collision, but they did not report this person’s identity. It is unclear if this person was inside the truck, was in another vehicle, or was involved in some other way.
Emergency crews responded to the site to turn the truck back upright on the bridge and clear the scene. It appears the bridge closed down in both directions for some time while crews worked at the scene. No additional information about the collision has been released to the media at this time.
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