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Chicken truck overturns on I-59 in Hattiesburg

Chicken transport blocks I-59 in Hattiesburg Chicken transport blocks I-59 in Hattiesburg
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A chicken transport overturned Monday morning on I-59 in South Hattiesburg spilling its cargo.

The accident occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. in the southbound lane near mile marker 60. Hattiesburg police and fire responded to the scene along with Forrest County Emergency Management. Hundreds of live and dead chickens littered the highway. A second transport was brought in from Marshal Durbin to clear the highway of the chickens. 

The wreck blocked both southbound lane for several hours. Traffic was force to pass on the right hand shoulder.  The driver of the truck escaped injury in the accident.

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