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Hundreds of turkeys cower in the cold and rain Friday morning after the truck they were in spilled down the west bank of Cass County Highway 35 south of Rollag, Minn. The driver of the truck was killed in the accident. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Driver killed in turkey truck crash near Rollag, Minn.

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UPDATED 9:45 a.m.

ROLLAG, Minn. - The driver of a turkey truck died after the truck left a Clay County road near here and rolled "at least 50 feet" down an embankment, Sheriff Bill Bergquist said.

Hundreds of turkeys were still loose as of 8 a.m., he said.

It was unclear where the turkeys were headed but a Jennie-O spokeswoman said they were not the company's birds.

The driver's name was not released. He is not from Clay County, Bergquist said.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.
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