News

Escaped horses cause 5 traffic crashes

Escaped horses cause 5 traffic crashes

WILD HORSES COULDN'T DRAG ME AWAY: Sheriff's deputies say as many as 20 horses escaped from a farm and wreaked havoc on traffic. Photo: clipart.com

COVINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two motorists were injured and six horses killed in a series of crashes after the horses got loose from a western Ohio farm.

WHIO-TV reports that Miami County authorities say as many as 20 horses were still at large by dawn Friday. Three had been captured and one injured.

Miami County sheriff’s deputies say there were at least five separate crashes, the first one at about 3:30 a.m.

Two drivers were taken to a hospital and are expected to recover.

Deputies are warning motorists in the area around Covington, north of Dayton, to be alert for roaming horses.

WHIO reports that the horses came from a family farm, possibly getting through a hole in a fence. A phone message left for the farm owner wasn’t immediately returned.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

cassandra-wood

yesterday in Military, News

Clarksville native serves aboard USS George H.W. Bush

Airman Cassandra Wood is an aviation support equipment technician aboard the Norfolk-based ship.

missing

Friday in News

Endangered child alert issued for 9-year-old in Clarksville

Authorities say William Allen Borck took Christopher King-Ponce after losing a custody hearing.

bathroom-sink-restroom

Friday in News

Kentucky Senate approves transgender bathrooms in public schools

Supporters characterized it as protecting student privacy while opponents labeled it as discriminating against a group of people out of fear.

wine

Friday in Crime, News

Agents cite 5 Clarksville businesses for underage alcohol sales

Compliance checks were conducted at 19 businesses Feb. 26.

suspect

Friday in Crime, News

Police seek suspect in counterfeit money scheme

Businesses encouraged to check bills and report any incidents.