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Truck hauling frozen chicken crashes off I-8 in Alpine

Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 12:08:55-04

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A semi-truck hauling frozen chicken veered off Interstate 8 and overturned, scattering boxes of the poultry product onto the ground.

The crash happened at around 5 a.m. Thursday off westbound Interstate near East Victoria Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The cause of the crash is unclear, but witnesses and the CHP said the truck flipped onto its side and came dangerously close to a fence of a nearby home.

Some witnesses said they saw the truck’s driver staggering in the lanes just after the wreck. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, ABC 10News learned.

A tow truck was summoned to the scene to help remove the big rig.

No other injuries were reported.