Just after 2 am Saturday, a livestock trailer carrying cattle overturned into the median on The QE2 at Township road 40-0.

Multiple agencies were called in from Lacombe, Ponoka, Red Deer, and Red Deer County to assist in the crash that occured in the southbound lanes between Lacombe and Blackfalds. Emergency vetrinarians were also called to the site to deal with injured animals.

According to reports, numerous cattle were injured, killed or had to be put down. The driver of the semi had minor injuries.

Cleanup is ongoing.

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