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Dozens of Cattle Killed in Semi Crash with Train

February 1, 2012 9:45 AM | News

Heavy fog is being blamed on a crash Tuesday night that resulted in several dozen cattle being killed.

Manitoba RCMP say a semi tractor-trailer hauling 82 heads of cattle collided with a train on Highway 5 north of Carberry. The southbound semi and westbound train collided at a controlled crossing at about 11 p.m.

The lone male driver of the semi was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Eleven heads of cattle survived the crash, while several others were destroyed due to injuries. Some cattle still remain at large.

The crash derailed two train carts and struck a storage shed at the Viterra elevator.

Highway 5 has reopened to traffic again, but crews remain on scene to conduct repairs. RCMP urge motorists to use caution while driving through the scene, as visibility is at about 100 metres due to fog.

CN Police are continuing to investigate the crash.


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