NE Iowa Semi Rollover Leaves Many Chickens Dead
An unfortunate accident in Allamakee County Monday morning killed many chickens.
At around 5:36 AM Monday, the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a semi-rollover accident. The accident happened on Highway 76N near the intersection of Waterloo Creek Drive.
According to reports, a 58-year-old Postville man was driving a semi-tractor and trailer when the vehicle entered a ditch. This caused the semi to roll over on its side.
At the time of the accident, the semi was hauling roughly 4,000 chickens. Due to the rollover, many were killed or injured.
Fortunately, the driver was not injured in the accident.
Weekend Semi Crash Closes Highway
On Saturday, a different semi-rollover accident on I-80 resulted in the semi in flames.
At around 10:45 Saturday morning a semi traveling eastbound near Van Meter struck a jersey barrier. The semi then rolled over onto the road where it caught on fire.
Fortunately, the driver only sustained minor injuries in the crash. Upon escaping from the vehicle through the windshield, the driver told crews he was grateful to be alive.
Interstate 80 eastbound was shut down for a few hours near DeSoto/Van Meter by the 110-mile marker before opening back up.
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