A truck carrying a load of cattle (above) crashed into a tow truck that was preparing to tow away a car that got stuck in the ditch (below) Friday morning.

Six cows dead after cattle truck crashes into tow truck

A cattle truck crashed into a two truck about 10 kilometres east of Revelstoke on Friday morning.

Six cows died after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of cattle crashed into a tow truck that was helping to move another vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke on Friday, Mar. 1.

The crash happened at around 11 a.m. on the Trans-Canada Highway near Greeley Road, about 10 kilometres east of Revelstoke.

RCMP said the tow truck was pulling out another vehicle from the snow at the side of the road when an eastbound semi hit it.

The two truck appeared to experience significant damage, and the front of the tractor unit was also damaged. An RCMP officer on the scene said the cattle were jostled around in the crash and some had legs sticking out slits of the trailer and had to be pushed back inside.

Staff-Sgt. Jacquie Olsen of the Revelstoke RCMP told the Times Review six cows died in the crash. Unconfirmed reports indicate the truck is still at the side of the highway while its replacement is stuck in Golden waiting for the highway to re-open.

The officer said the driver of the semi would be charged with driving without due care and attention.

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