Big rig carrying thousands of pounds of frozen turkeys overturns

Big rig carrying frozen turkeys crashes in San Ramon

Consider it a Thanksgiving Day foul.

A big rig packed with 23,000 pounds of frozen turkeys was headed for a Northern California Costco about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday when it overturned on an Interstate 680 exit ramp in San Ramon.

The southbound tractor-trailer rolled over and sent the birds flying, if ever so briefly, before they all crashed and fuel spilled onto the Alcosta Boulevard offramp in San Ramon, east of Oakland.

The truck driver, who suffered minor injuries, was unfamiliar with the area and took the curving exit too fast, said California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Bartlett.

The exit was expected to be closed until 10 a.m. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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