TURKEYS SURVIVE TRUCK CRASH ON HIGHWAY 71

A truck hauling live turkeys slid from the road into a ditch off Hwy 71 on Monday morning. It happened just after 2am, when the road was coated with freezing rain according to the Minnesota State Patrol… just south of Hewitt. The driver, 60 year old Victor Plante of Maynard, was uninjured. Crews arrived to begin to pick up the birds and place them in cages around 8:30 Monday morning. Most appeared to be alert standing in the snowy ditch. Much of the region was under a no-travel advisory at the time.