Troopers: Horse killed in Davidson Co. car wreck

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(WGHP)

(WGHP)

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP)— One horse was killed and a driver injured after a car wreck Friday morning in Davidson County.

A 27-year-old Linwood man struck a horse on Tyro Road at about 7:47 a.m. as he was coming around a curve on the road’s 1700 block, troopers said.

The driver was taken to Lexington Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. Severe damage was reported to the 1995 Pontiac he drove.

The horse’s owner put down the injured animal before law enforcement arrived, authorities said.

A second horse was also in the road but was not injured, troopers said.

The horses had gotten loose after a different vehicle struck a fence overnight, officials said.

Weldon Smith, of 1775 Tyro Road, owns the property where the fence was damaged. Troopers said Kim Smith, of the same address, owns the horses.

Troopers said they do not know who struck the fence. The suspect may face charges if caught, authorities said.

Troopers said the driver who hit the horse has not been charged.