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Woman killed when vehicle collides with horse

By Jordan Ormond, | Posted - May 19th, 2019 @ 9:00am

PAYSON — A woman died late Saturday night after the vehicle she was riding in hit a horse on state Route 198.

The accident happened at about 11 p.m. when a horse “found its way onto the roadway” and was hit by the southbound vehicle, according to a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol.

The man driving the vehicle was injured and transported to the hospital, UHP said. His injuries were not life-threatening.

“Unfortunately, the female passenger died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash,” the UHP statement said.

Both the man and woman are in their mid- to late-60s, according to UHP, and live in Juab County. The woman’s name has not yet been released.

Troopers are investigating to find out how the horse got onto the highway.

Jordan Ormond

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