2,500 Chickens Killed in Highway-18 Crash near West Union

Several thousand chickens were killed when a truck crashed in Fayette County yesterday(Tues) morning.

The accident occurred when a truck hauling about 5,000 chickens left Highway-18, about a mile west of West Union.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says the 44-year-old driver was westbound when he left the roadway and careened into the ditch. He and a child passenger were treated for minor injuries.

About half the chickens were killed. The others were loaded onto another truck.

The driver was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle.