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Driver injured, chickens killed in Ga. crash

ELLIJAY— A truck driver was injured when his tractor trailer carrying more than 1,000 chickens slid on an icy north Georgia bridge and overturned.

An unknown number of chickens were killed in the crash near downtown Ellijay Friday, and the birds were en route to a processing plant.

Ellijay Fire Department Chief Sam West says the driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

Ellijay is about 35 miles east of Dalton.