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3 horses crossing road killed Friday in Washington County collisions

Washington County Sheriff\'s Office



WASHINGTON COUNTY — Three horses died after being struck by two cars on state Route 9 on Friday night, but one driver received only minor injuries, officials say.

Washington County Sheriff Lt. David Crouse said the crash happened near Virgin, where two vehicles were traveling westbound in an unlit area while six horses crossed the road.

Both vehicles attempted to brake, but the first vehicle struck two horses, and the second vehicle struck a third.

All three horses died from their injuries and one driver was transported for minor injuries, Crouse told KSL.com.

The horses came from a local ranch and the owner retrieved them.

The crash occurred on Friday, and dispatch received a call at 10:25 p.m., Crouse said.

The accident is still under investigation and additional details are not available at this time.

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