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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Two horses were killed when they got loose and wandered into traffic Wednesday morning.
A truck driving near 4000 South and 8400 West in Salt Lake County slammed into a horse that was wandering in the road around 5 a.m.
Officer Hank Johnson of the Unified Police Department said, "There are seven horses out in the middle of the road here. (Motorists) didn't see them until it was too late, killed two of them. We put the others back in the pasture."
Police say the horses escaped their pasture because of a downed gate.
The owners will be cited.
Traffic was slow for a time on 8400 West as crews worked to clear the mess. There were no injuries to people in the vehicle that hit the horses.