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Tractor-trailers carrying chicken products, corn collide on I-95 in Johnston County

Posted June 16

Authorities shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Johnston County Thursday morning after tractor-trailers carrying chickens and corn collided near Kenly. (Photo by John Payne)
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— Authorities were forced to close northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Johnston County Thursday morning due to a wreck involving two tractor-trailers.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers said the wreck happened at about 7 a.m. near Exit 106 in Kenly when a trailer carrying chicken processing parts dislodged from its cab.

A second truck traveling north on I-95 hit the side of the first truck, spilling its contents all over the highway.

Corn inside the second tractor-trailer also spilled on the highway.

Domyacht Gaines, the driver of the first truck, which is owned by Bill Patterson Trucking, of Smithfield, will be charged with failing to secure his load, troopers said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Authorities reopened the highway at about 12:30 p.m.

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  • Bobby Lee Jimmy Billy Jun 16, 3:40 p.m.
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    Parts is parts! Chicken parts, that is.

  • Derril Salter Jun 16, 3:31 p.m.
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    Looks like the 5th wheel came unlocked for some reason.

  • John Smith Jun 16, 2:11 p.m.
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    Man, even if they hosed it down with a fire truck, I bet that section of road smelling ripe

  • Fred Holt Jun 16, 1:15 p.m.
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    Not if you looked at the pictures. Looks more like "the stuff they can't even put into the nuggets" - perhaps that truck was heading to a dog food or fertilizer plant.

  • Scott Phelps Jun 16, 9:37 a.m.
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    Sounds like the makings for a good Sunday dinner. Just need some tomatoes, green beans, maybe some cornbread...