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Motorist runs into group of horse riders, killing one, in rural western Michigan

The Associated Press

Moline – A woman riding a horse was killed when a car ran into a group of horse riders on a rural road in western Michigan, authorities said.

The collision happened about 9:30 p.m. Friday when a car approaching from behind a group of three horse riders struck two of the animals, according to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office.

One badly injured rider was taken to a hospital from the scene near the community of Moline about 15 miles south of Grand Rapids. That rider, 26-year-old Brittany Fender of Schoolcraft, died from her injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Another horse rider suffered minor injuries and 22-year-old woman was driving the car wasn’t hurt, the office said. No arrests were immediately announced and the crash was under investigation.