A horse was killed after it was struck by a CN train in Kamloops Sunday, sending the horse’s rider to hospital and snarling highway traffic.
Kamloops RCMP say they were called to a train crossing near Highway 5 and Devick Road just outside Rayleigh around 10:30 a.m.
The horse was found dead at the scene. The rider survived, and was taken to a local medical facility with undisclosed injuries.
It’s not yet clear how the collision occurred. Global News has reached out to CN for comment.
Traffic was stopped on Highway 5 around the scene until noon as police investigated and cleared the scene.
Rail traffic was also stalled, and vehicles were blocked from crossing the tracks.
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