Horse and rider struck by train in Kamloops

Savannah Bagshaw | January 12, 2020 in Kamloops

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One person has been taken into care while one horse has died following a peculiar and unfortunate series of events in Kamloops.

On Sunday morning, RCMP responded to reports that a Canadian National Railways train had struck a horse and rider within the area of Devick Road near Rayleigh. 

Photo Credit: Nathan Ritchie

Rail and highway traffic had been at a stand-still for a short period of time while Mounties investigated. 

Sadly, the horse was pronounced dead at the scene and the rider was transported to a nearby medical facility to be examined. Information on the rider’s health has not been released at this time. 

The incident has since been cleared and the animal’s body removed.

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