Semi Truck Overturns
Decatur County Fire and Rescue responded to a 911 call about an overturned semi truck overnight Tuesday. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night.
According to Fire Chief Charlie McCann, the truck was carrying a load of frozen chickens and overturned on Highway 97 South near the Florida line. Both occupants of the vehicle were uninjured
and were able to free themselves from the cab, however rescue personnel from Decatur County Fire and Rescue as well as Recovery Volunteer Fire Department had to assist with removing two dogs from the truck.
The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of frozen chickens and the cargo shifted to one side of the truck as it overturned in the ditch. This weight distribution made it difficult for a wrecker to move the truck and, according to Chief McCann, as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, the scene was still a work in progress.
Vehicle Fire on Spring Creek Road
Around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Decatur County Fire and Rescue received a call about a vehicle fire on Spring Creek Road. The Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department arrived on scene first and quickly extinguished the flames.
According to Chief McCann, the occupants were able to escape the vehicle and there were no injuries.