Pickup collides with horse in Canyon County early Tuesday

kmoeller@idahostatesman.comApril 8, 2014 

The collision happened on Idaho 55 west of Midway Road, just outside Nampa city limits.

The driver of a Toyota Tacoma pickup that struck a horse on Idaho 55 near Midway Road early Tuesday morning wasn't seriously injured — but the horse died, according to a Canyon County Sheriff's official.

The crash was reported at about 4:30 a.m. It occurred west of Midway Road, just outside Nampa city limits.

The 39-year-old Caldwell man involved in the crash was treated by paramedics at the scene and released, said Canyon County Deputy Chief Marv Dashiell. The horse, which died at the scene, was pulled off the roadway by deputies.

No information was immediately available on the damage to the pickup, or whether it had to be towed from the scene.

The owner of the horse was identified and will make arrangements to have it removed, Dashiell said. That area is not open range, so the owner could face a citation for livestock at large.

In early March, an Emmett woman was killed and two others were injured when they struck a horse on Idaho Highway 16 near Firebird Raceway.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office is investigating that crash, and the Ada County Prosecutor's Office will determine if the owner of the horse will face charges.

Katy Moeller: 377-6413

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