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      Turkey Truck Overturns in Bassett, Road Closed

      Bassett, VA - State Police are on the scene of a tractor trailer accident in Bassett that has left hundreds of turkeys dead.

      Police were called out around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday to Route 220. They say the turkey truck took a curb too fast and rolled over.

      No one was hurt, but the truck was carrying about a thousand turkeys. The driver has been charged with failure to maintain proper control.

      The turkeys are from Circle S Ranch out of Monroe, North Carolina. Route 220 northbound is closed and is expected to be closed for several hours.

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