Semi Hauling Turkeys Overturns On Slick Interstate Near Dalton
DALTON (AP) - A semi loaded with live turkeys likely destined for someone's Thanksgiving table skidded off a Minnesota interstate as a winter storm moved into the region.
The State Patrol says the driver of the semi wasn't seriously hurt when the rig slipped off Interstate 94 near Dalton in western Minnesota and overturned down an embankment Monday morning.
State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grabow says the semi was loaded with turkeys in cages, but he's not sure how many. Grabow says some of the turkeys were killed, but doesn't know the number.
He says the semi was transporting the turkeys from the Jennie-O Turkey Store facility in Pelican Rapids to a processing plant in Melrose.
Winter storm warnings have been posted from northern South Dakota, across central Minnesota and into northern Wisconsin through Tuesday evening.