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.