Elk Valley RCMP responded to another crash on Highway 3 involving a hauling truck carrying cattle over the weekend.
Cst. Blaine Rawles says it happend around 11:00 am Friday when the truck carrying around 100 head of Holstein yearlings crashed in the rock cuts near Elko.
Sixty-two cows were killed.
“Some of the cows had wandered away from the scene before they could be rounded up into the area so they wouldn’t cause any other problems,” says Rawles. “Unfortunately a couple of them kind of got into some mischief and ended up causing a few more motor vehicle collisions.”
A similar accident took place in September around the same area which claimed the lives of a number of cattle.
“This is the second commercial livestock trailer that we’ve actually had near the rock cut area that has collided in the last month.”
The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries and was later released..
RCMP also responded to a head-on collision near the Alberta border Saturday afternoon around 1:30 pm, which closed Highway 3 for about an hour.
Two individuals sustained injuries and were taken to hospital in Alberta and later released.
Police also dealt with a collision Saturday night involving a motorcycle and a deer around 5:00 pm.
Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries, the deer did not survive.
Weather and road conditions are not believed to have been factors in any of the crashes.
– Blaine Rawles – Constable, Elk Valley RCMP