Police investigate livestock transport truck rollover

Columbia Valley

2021-11-01 09:13 HAP

Dossier nº 2021-3385

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Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on October 31st, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to a collision in the westbound lanes of Highway 93, just north of Kootenay Crossing.

Livestock commercial rollover beside the highway near a police car
View larger image: Livestock commercial rollover beside the highway near a police car.

A livestock transport truck had been travelling westbound on Hwy 93 when it left the roadway and collided with the support structure curb. The driver was extracted from the vehicle by bystanders, and fortunately was not seriously injured.

Columbia Valley RCMP police officers, Parks Canada employees, a local towing company and local ranchers worked together to contain and assist the animals. A local veterinarian also responded to help out the injured hogs. Sadly, some of the animals were deceased at scene.

"It’s not the typical collision we see in our area says Cpl. L-P. Gendron-Fafard, but we are thankful for our local partners and everyone else who assisted in this matter.

The traffic flow was slightly impeded during the investigation but Highway 93 has now been fully re-opened.

Diffusé par :

Caporal Louis-Philippe Gendron-Fafard

Police de Service Général
Détachement de la Vallée de Columbia
4936 Chemin Athalmer, Invermere, C-B., V0A 1K0
Bureau : 250-342-9292

Courriel : Louis-Philippe.Gendron-Fafard@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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