Coffee County chicken truck crash claims life of Samson man

 A Samson man is dead after his tractor trailer carrying chickens overturned in Coffee County.

It happened on Highway 134 at Coffee County Road 427.

That’s about 8 miles east of Opp.

Willard Leon Haynes Junior died after the Pilgrim’s Pride truck he was driving struck several trees and flipped.

The wreck also dumped the load of chickens onto the road.

The accident happened around 2PM Thursday.

Traffic had to be diverted for several hours while the accident and poultry were cleaned up.