GRETNA, Va. — Early Wednesday morning, Sept. 22, around 4:30 a.m., a truck carrying live turkeys rolled over at the U.S. Highway 29 North exit into the Town of Gretna.

Virginia State Trooper Shane Simpkins confirmed the accident that took place.

“A truck overturned this morning carrying livestock,” Simpkins said.

After several hours, the scene was still being cleaned up. State police at the time said the road would be back to normal by the end of the day.

“We’re now just waiting for a truck to pick this all up,” said Simpkins.

One northbound lane remained closed well into the afternoon. Many of the turkeys on board died, while others escaped into the woods.

Officials suggested fog, tiredness and unfamiliarity with the area could have been factors in the crash.

Staff Writer

Tom Dixon is a staff writer for the Star-Tribune. Tom graduated from Longwood University and is a Chatham native.

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