- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BRYAN, Texas (AP) - More than 5,000 crated chickens on their way to a Texas slaughterhouse have been tossed from a flatbed trailer.

Bryan police spokeswoman Kelley McKethan says it’s not known how many of the about 5,500 chickens died or were injured in the Tuesday wreck on the west side of Bryan.

McKethan said the accident happened as the driver of the 18-wheeler began turning left off of westbound Texas 21 onto Farm Road 2818.

The load of stacked crates had apparently shifted and caused the trailer and cab to overturn.

The driver was uninjured and was not issued a citation.

The truck is owned by Sanderson Farms and was on its way to a nearby processing plant. Bryan is located about 100 miles northwest of Houston.

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