LE GRAND -- Dozens of roosters were killed Wednesday morning after a big rig traveled off the road near Le Grand, causing one of its trailers to overturn, according California Highway Patrol.
The incident was reported at 5:45 a.m. on Minturn Road, north of Harvey Pettit Road. The driver, 56-year-old Donald Miller of Turlock, was driving north in a 1998 Peterbilt truck pulling two trailers loaded with roosters, according to officer Jason Schoonhoven, a CHP spokesman.
For unknown reasons, the truck veered off the road onto the right shoulder. The driver tried to maneuver back onto the road but the rear trailer detached, struck a power pole and flipped onto its right side, Schoonhoven said.