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SAN DIEGO – A semi-truck carrying chickens overturned on a San Diego freeway Monday allowing some of the freed chickens to run wild, highway officers said.
The truck rolled over at 8:50 p.m. on state Route 94 in Dulzura, California Highway Patrol officers said. Officers stopped westbound traffic to catch about a dozen chickens that were running free, while a few dozen chickens died in the crash.
The driver, who suffered minor injuries, told investigators he swerved to avoid a deer and lost control of the truck, crashing into a tree and fence, CHP said.
Two vehicles attempting to avoid the overturned truck and animals collided, the officer said.
The highway was expected to be open by midnight.