More than 18 tons of frozen chicken fritters were spilled on Interstate 75 early Tuesday after a northbound food-transport truck overturned in Fayette County.
Police said the tractor-trailer collided with an unoccupied vehicle that was parked on the shoulder at 12:43 a.m. Lexington police spokesman Lt. Ron Compton said that the driver was hurt, but that his injuries were not life-threatening. No one else was injured.
Compton said crews had not determined the cause of the crash.
The environmental health branch of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department responded at 3 a.m. to help remove the 18.3 tons of fritters from the interstate. Much of the chicken was contaminated by dirt, fuel or water, and all of it was spoiled by exposure to warm temperatures.
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The chicken was taken to Stanford for disposal. Crews from environmental health were to follow the disposal trucks to verify that the chicken was destroyed.