Seven cattle passed away as a result of Monday’s crash between Jaffray and Galloway which shut down Highway 3 on that stretch for most of the day.
East Kootenay Traffic Services Constable Sherrill Shmir says the crash involved a cattle liner heading from Alberta to the US which was carrying 42 cattle.
“Our investigation revealed that a passenger vehicle was trying to enter Highway 3/93 and as it was doing so the cattle liner came off the Jaffray overhead and wasn’t able to avoid the car.”
Shmir says both drivers suffered minor injuries and the crash knocked out power to about 860 properties in the area as a utility pole was taken down.
The crash happened just before 11:00 am, the highway was reopened by 9:00 pm.
Traffic was able to detour via Betania Road.
– Sherrill Shmir – Constable, East Kootenay Traffic Services, RCMP