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Smell lingers after truck crashes, spills rotting chicken near Franklinton

Posted June 17

A tractor-trailer hauling rotting chicken overturned Friday night off U.S. Highway 1 near Franklinton, spilling the meat on the road, troopers said.

— A tractor-trailer hauling rotting chicken overturned Friday night off U.S. Highway 1 near Franklinton, spilling the meat on the road, troopers said.

The crash happened around 9:45 p.m. near American Legion Road when the driver drove off the highway to the left and hit a culvert, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the chicken mix had a "strong smell," and crews from Franklin County Emergency Management and the North Carolina Department of Transportation were working Friday night on how the mess would be cleaned up.

Smell lingers after truck crashes, spills rotting chicken near Franklinton

All southbound lanes of the highway were closed overnight.

The driver of the truck was charged with reckless driving, troopers said, but he was not injured.

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  • Pete Knowles Jun 18, 1:33 p.m.
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    "Baiting the story"? What a stretch.....geez....

  • Henry Cooper Jun 18, 9:25 a.m.
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    WRAL baiting the story to get reactions like the first one made.

    If you go off of a WRAL story as the "whole story" without taking 30 secs to check another source or 2 then they are basically forming your opinion for them.

    As for the Trump comments. Some folks are just good for a laugh and then disregard the input as it is valueless.

  • Edwin Walls Jun 18, 8:21 a.m.
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    I despise Trump but that's a stupid remark.

  • Haley Sessoms Jun 17, 6:16 p.m.
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    Every comment you make further shows your ignorance. It's people like you that's what's wrong with this country

  • Scott Phelps Jun 17, 5:11 p.m.
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    Bet that was some warm ripe & pungent bird....

  • Kerry Straughn Jun 17, 4:06 p.m.
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    In what ignorant world has this anything to do with Trump?

  • Kerry Straughn Jun 17, 3:58 p.m.
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    That was an offal truck, the parts that are not for humans. They truck it out for use making fertilizer or pet food.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Jun 17, 1:51 p.m.
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    Trump's Great America, smh!

  • Kimberly Jones Jun 17, 9:49 a.m.
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    How is it that there are starving children in the US and we have truckloads of rotting chicken?