Truck driver hits wild turkey

Sunday, December 26, 2004

BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Jared Williams ruffled a few feathers while driving on Interstate 64.

A wild turkey flew into the truck's windshield on Tuesday. Williams was traveling about 70 mph at the time, but managed to pull safely to the side of the road.

"It looked like someone stuffed the turkey in the windshield," said Dave Creager of Creager Automotive Repair Service. "It didn't look real."

Williams, 22, had been driving a company truck for Appalachian Laboratories during the collision, and endured turkey jokes from his co-workers the rest of the day.

He has no interest in the bird's remains -- minus one small piece.

"I only wanted a feather for my scrapbook," he said.

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