Ohio State Highway Patrol (OHSP) trooper Charles McDonnell told 7News' Kurt Weinschenker a Ford F-350 towing a horse trailer with several horses inside traveling west somehow swerved across the median into the eastbound lane. The tractor trailer, heading eastbound then struck the Ford F-350.
Trooper McDonnell says two horses are tied up at the scene, another is loose "somewhere" and another horse inside the trailer may have to be put down.
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Standardbred racehorses on way home to Delaware OH, all 3 horses are fine, people in the truck sent to hospital to get checked out, everyone is ok. Bad thunderstorms were going through the area, may have had something to do with the accident.
4Star gooseneck 4 horse slant. The semi hit the pickup truck bed, so the trailer was on the passenger side of the semi and the trailer with the one trapped horse was on the driver's side. All 3 horses and their peeps are all ok. It's a miracle....
talked with Brian Brown at Delaware Co Fairgrounds this week (Jug Week), and saw his two horses on the trailer as well as his daughter (who had the concussion). The horses have completely recovered and look fantastic, the daughter is completely recovered. The trailer brand was not 4Star, it was an Eby.
Still a miraculous outcome from a terrifyingly awful wreck.
However, it is good to remember that on slick roads, you have to SLOW DOWN. Hydroplaning is really dangerous, you literally have no traction because the tires are on water, not pavement. There is a film of oil and grease on the road, as well.
I am so glad the outcome was not more tragic, but as a cautionary tale, if it's pouring rain, might be better to pull off and wait it out.