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Semi carrying frozen chicken crashes in Graves County

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

All lanes of Purchase Parkway are back open after a crash early Saturday morning.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says on Saturday, deputies were dispatched to a tractor trailer collision on the Purchase Parkway at the 32 mile marker.

The truck struck a guard rail and then the trailer jackknifed.

The trailer was torn open by the guard rail, overturned, and the tractor came to rest in the northbound lanes of the Purchase Parkway.

The truck was carrying a load of frozen chickens, and had just left Pilgrim's Pride in Hickory.

The chickens were spilled all over the wreck scene.

The semi is owned by JTI of Paducah and was driven by 52-year-old David Jones of Boaz.

Mayfield/ Graves County EMS transported Jones to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for minor injuries.

The sheriff's office was assisted by Mayfield/Graves County EMS, Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Graves County Health Department, Kentucky Highway Safety Patrol and Kentucky State Highway Department.

One lane of the northbound Purchase Parkway remains shut down to allow for removal and clean up.

Sheriff's Deputy Jason Harpole is investigating the crash.

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