Tractor-trailer carrying turkeys overturns in Oak Ridge

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OAK RIDGE, N.C. — A tractor-trailer carrying turkeys overturned in Oak Ridge Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at about 5 a.m. on Haw River Road and Linville Road in Guilford County. Troopers say 39-year-old Devin Edward Long, of Summerfield, fell asleep at the wheel, went off the road and hit a shoulder before overturning.

A passerby saw the crash and pulled the driver from the truck as it caught fire. Long was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Long has been charged with careless/reckless driving.

Some turkeys were killed and its unknown how many were on the truck.

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