Crime & Courts

Truck carrying chickens overturns in Stanly County

A Stanly County road was closed for hours Friday morning after a tractor-trailer carrying chickens overturned.

The N.C. Highway Patrol said the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle and it landed on its side. Crates of chickens being hauled from a Pilgrim’s Pride farm in Marshville spilled onto the road, and some got loose. The driver was not injured. Steve Lyttle