Two Horses Hit & Killed By Tractor-Trailer


Two horses are dead and another one is injured after a tractor-trailer hauling liquid petroleum gas hits them on Interstate 70 early Thursday morning.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, a tractor-trailer was traveling west on I–70 when three horses who had escaped from a home entered the roadway. The tractor hit two of the horses sending them into the median and killing them. The other horse received an injury to its leg but is expected to recover.

Authorities say they would like to remind people with horses and cows and other outdoor animals to make sure fences and gates are secure.

The trailer that hit the horses was hauling liquid propane and authorities say they're relieved the load remained intact. The driver and the owner of the horses were not cited. Damage to the tractor–trailer is estimated at $30,000 to $40,000.


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 5257386