LAKE MILTON, Ohio (AP) — Travelers on a northeast Ohio highway say they found themselves acting as wranglers and veterinarians after a trailer crash killed a man and three horses.
WFMJ-TV (http://bit.ly/1H9ZaTf ) reports a pickup truck hauling a trailer of thoroughbred horses was changing lanes on Interstate 76 when it struck a car, rolled and hit a tractor-trailer Thursday in Milton Township, west of Youngstown.
The State Highway Patrol says the driver who died was a 31-year-old man from Aiken, South Carolina. His dog and three of the 10 horses also died.
As traffic came to a standstill, people nearby tried to help corral and calm the remaining injured horses. Dave Lescsak of Austintown says they also tried to bandage the animals’ wounds.
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The horses were taken to farms for examination by a veterinarian.
Information from: WFMJ-TV, http://www.wfmj.com