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Man, 3 horses die in trailer crash on Ohio highway

Associated Press

Lake Milton, Ohio — Travelers on a northeast Ohio highway say they found themselves acting as wranglers and veterinarians after a trailer crash killed a man and three horses.

WFMJ-TV reports a pickup hauling a trailer of thoroughbred horses was changing lanes on Interstate 76 when it struck a car, rolled and hit a tractor-trailer Thursday in Milton Township, west of Youngstown.

The State Highway Patrol says the driver who died was a 31-year-old man from Aiken, South Carolina. His dog and three of the 10 horses also died.

As traffic came to a standstill, people nearby tried to help corral and calm the remaining injured horses. Dave Lescsak of Austintown says they also tried to bandage the animals’ wounds.

The horses were taken to farms for examination by a veterinarian.