“Drivers, be alert,” is the advice of Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee after another wild horse was killed in a collision with a private vehicle March 20 near Pony Springs on U.S. 93.
Lee said dispatch received a call about 9:25 p.m. Sunday night about a pickup truck that was severely damaged after hitting the horse. Meadow Valley Fire and EMS also responded to the scene.
A 2010 Chevy one-ton pickup out of Gooding, Idaho, pulling a double axel 16-foot enclosed trailer was involved. Passengers did suffer some minor injuries, but were treated scene, Lee said.
Traffic was stopped in both directions for a short time to allow clean up and a large tow truck was brought in to remove the damaged vehicle and trailer.
Lee said all drivers need to be alert when driving the main roads anywhere in the county, “especially at night.” The recent BLM horse gather only picked up a fraction of the numerous wild horses that still roam the hills of the northern part of the county.
“There are still a huge number out there,” he said.