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Woman killed while trying to capture horse on road

The miniature horse whose owner died while trying to recapture him.

The miniature horse whose owner died while trying to recapture him.

A woman died when struck by a car in California while trying to capture a loose miniature horse.

The accident happened about 6am on Thursday on Grand Avenue near Ontario Way in the unincorporated area of Lakeland Village, near the city of Lake Elsinore.

The Riverside County Department of Animal Services said it was unclear whether the horse belonged to the woman, but later media reports indicated it was her animal.

Sergeant Lesley Huennekens, who works for the department, managed to capture the male horse with the help of a passer-by. The animal was taken to a shelter.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Reports indicate the woman, whose name has yet to be released, was standing in southbound traffic lanes trying to capture the horse. She was being helped by her daughter.

The victim, in dark clothing, was struck by a 2008 Chrysler 300 driven by a woman, 32.

 

 

Horsetalk.co.nz

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