Police Report – Animals on the highways

The weekly crime blotter from the Ashcroft RCMP Detachment

Cows on the highway

Oct. 10 at 2:30 am police were notified of a single vehicle collision involving a cow on Hwy 97C about 2 km southeast of Ashcroft, heading towards Logan Lake. The driver, an Osoyoos man in his 60s, advised police that there were several more cows on the road. He also advised that he cow was fatally injured and he dispatched it. The driver was not injured but his vehicle had to be towed.

Bear hit in Cache Creek

Oct. 10 at 6:50 am a 60 year old Lillooet man called to report that he’d stuck a bear in his pickup on Hwy 1 just east of Cache Creek. He was not injured, but said the bear limped away. His truck had to be towed. The Conservation Officer was notified.

Deer collides with vehicle

Oct. 10 at 7 pm Ashcroft RCMP assisted the Logan Lake Detachment with a single vehicle accident on Hwy 97C near the mine turnoff after a family of four from Okanagan Falls struck a deer with their vehicle. A female passenger in her 40s was transported to the hospital with neck injuries. The deer landed high on the vehicle, causing its own demise and extensive damage to the vehicle, which had to be towed. Neither the driver nor their sons were injured.

Minor assault

Oct. 11 at 7 pm police were called to the Nugget Motel in Cache Creek after a reported assault. The complainant said an intoxicated female resident hit him in the back of the head, but he didn’t want to pursue charges as she’d gone back to her room. Both parties are in their mid-50s.

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