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Chicken Accident

On March 6, 2023 at 5:36 a.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a semi rollover accident on State Highway 76N approximately one half mile north of the intersection of Waterloo Creek Drive.

Clayton Gene Harms (age 58) of Postville, Iowa was operating a semi-tractor and trailer southbound when the vehicle entered the ditch and rolled onto its side. The trailer was carrying approximately four thousand chickens that was enroute to a local meat processing facility. The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

The vehicle was removed from the scene and the removal of numerous deceased and severely injured chickens was conducted.

Assisting at the scene was the Eitzen Fire Department, Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Allamakee County Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Transportation and multiple towing and recovery companies.

Allamakee County Sheriff's Office

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