18-wheeler carrying chicken blood overturns

AUTAUGA COUNTY, AL. (WSFA) - An 18-wheeler tanker truck carrying a load of chicken blood crashed and overturned on Interstate 65 in Autauga County just before 10:00am Thursday.

Some of the chicken blood, used in the creation of makeup and dog food, spilled out of the truck as a result. ALDOT, the EMA and ADEM worked to contain and clean up the spillage.

State troopers closed one lane of I-85 northbound, but after the load was pumped into another container and the truck was removed, official reopened the roadway.

The drive was  wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.

An investigation shows that a problem with the vehicle's brakes caused the driver to lose control and overturn.

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