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Highway No. 1 reopens after collision

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No one was badly injured in a multi-vehicle crash near Headingley that closed the Trans-Canada Highway Wednesday afternoon.

Just before 11:30 a.m., RCMP say a Jeep Liberty heading westbound braked suddenly, which caused a chain reaction. A semi-trailer hauling hogs rear-ended the Jeep and collided with a Dodge Caravan which was driving alongside the semi.

The female driver of the Caravan was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The drivers of the Jeep and the semi were unhurt, and so were the hogs.

Poor visibility, which plagued highways across the province Wednesday, was a factor in the crash, said RCMP.

The Trans-Canada was closed for about three hours west of Headingley to Elie.

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Updated on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:05 PM CST: highway reopens

4:51 PM: Writethru.

5:16 PM: Fixes typo.

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