WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling hundreds of live turkeys overturned and caught fire Wednesday after troopers say the trucker fell asleep at the wheel.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol told local media outlets that the tractor-trailer went off the road before dawn in Guilford County.
The patrol said 39-year-old Devin Edward Long, who was treated for minor injuries at a Greensboro hospital, was charged with careless and reckless driving.
According to the patrol, some of the turkeys were killed. Others survived and were herded by a group of workers into another truck.