chicken 300x195Workers attempt to regroup and remove cages of live chickens from the field near the intersection of Kentucky 2584 and Kentucky 181 near Bremen Thursday, Feb. 6. A tractor-trailer load of chickens turned over at the intersection blocking both lanes of Kentucky 181 Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 6. (SurfKY News Photo/Rita Dukes Smith)BREMEN, Ky. (2/6/14) — A truckload of chickens were the only casualties of a single-vehicle collision on Kentucky 181 about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 near Bremen.

According to a Kentucky State Police report, Dennia Johnson, 49, of Houston, Miss., was operating a a 2004 Mack tractor-trailer hauling chickens headed west on Kentucky 2584 when she attempted to make a left turn onto Kentucky 181 to head south. The rear tires of the trailer dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway, which caused the unit to overturn. It blocked both lanes of Kentucky 181.

Johnson was not injured and was wearing a seatbelt.

Trooper Craig Engler investigated the collision. He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Jonathan Ward, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff's Department, the Bremen Volunteer Fire Department and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

It is unknown how many of the chickens were salvaged and how many died.

The debris and chickens were removed from the roadways by mid-morning Thursday, Feb. 6.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director
Information provided by Trooper Stu Recke

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14

In Other News...

Mulch Fire Spreads to Laundry Room at Willow Run

Madisonville, Ky. (5/6/15) — Madisonville Fire Department extinguished a fire that started in the mulch outside and… Read More

Lady Raiders Fall to Muhlenberg 5-0

WHITESVILLE, Ky. (5/5/15) — Pitcher Madison Simms threw a one-hit shutout and her teammates delivered at the plate as… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4309

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3464

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
May 05, 2015 3320

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 3192

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2947

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15847

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8582

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 3320

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 3192

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 06, 2015 1370

Gant Chosen as Pupil Personnel Director

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1136

Madisonville Man Goes to Hospital after…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 970

Two on Moped Injured in Collision with Car

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 907

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 5, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 831

Baptist Health Madisonville Establishes Foundation

by Kristy J. Quinn
May 05, 2015 538

SurfKY Spotlight: First Kentucky Bank

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 468

May 2015 In-House Rabies Clinics' Schedule

by Barry L. Franklin
May 05, 2015 437

Kentucky Lottery Results for Monday May 4, 2015

by Kentucky Lottery