18 tons of frozen chicken destroyed after wreck

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - An early morning wreck in central Kentucky
has turned a lot of fowl very foul.

More than 18 tons of frozen, breaded chicken fritters had to be destroyed after the truck carrying the boxed bird crashed.

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department spokesman Kevin Hall says the wreck happened at 3 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 75, when a
truck hauling 1,420 boxes of 300-count breaded chicken crashed.

The wreck exposed the chicken to dirt, fuel and warm temperatures,
requiring the food's disposal.

Hall says the chicken was loaded into trash bins and taken about 40 miles south to Stanford for disposal. A statement from the health department says environmental crews will verify the chicken's destruction.

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Emergency crews spent hours early Tuesday morning cleaning up a frozen mess along Interstate 75 in Lexington.

A semi carrying frozen food overturned before 1 a.m.

Police say the semi side-swiped a car that had parked along the shoulder of the road.

The semi's driver lost control running off the right side of the road and overturning near the 100 milemarker northbound, north of the Clays Ferry Bridge.

The driver was trapped inside and had to be rescued by firefighters.

He went to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

No lanes were blocked by morning rush hour, however crews continued to clean up the wreckage.

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