Personal Injury

Chicken truck collides with car, crashes in Alabama

A truck driver was injured this morning when his 18-wheeler hauling a cargo of live chickens crashed near the Montgomery County, Alabama, line early this morning.

Authorities say the unidentified driver of the truck was traveling along U.S. Highway 31 when he swerved to avoid a tree obstructing the road. The driver then lost control of the vehicle, collided with another car, and overturned. The accident happened near the town of Davenport in Lowndes County, just over the Montgomery county line.

Wreckage was extensive from the crash, which occurred about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. Reports say that the road was closed from just after the crash until about 7:45 this morning while responders from the Sandy Ridge volunteer fire department worked to clean up the scene.

State Police say the drivers of the car and truck are injured but are expected to be fine.