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Four loose horses on Highway 3 struck by Peterbilt truck

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Very early on Friday, Dec. 13, three horses were struck and killed and another horse was seriously injured when a semi-tractor crashed into them. The collision between the truck and the horses occurred on Highway 3, north of Poulsbo, Washington.

The Washington State Patrol was called to the accident scene around 3:00 a.m. Friday morning. Three horses were killed in the collision. The fourth horse was seriously injured and was removed to a local veterinary hospital for medical evaluation.

The collision happened on Highway 3 north of Poulsbo, near the intersection of Big Valley Road.

Police conducted a requisite preliminary investigation. The 1985 Peterbilt semi-tractor that struck the horses was heading northerly on the highway, approaching Hood Canal Bridge, when it encountered the four horses. It was dark and by the time the headlights shone on the four horses wandering across the lanes, the driver was unable to stop in time. As a result, he struck all of the horses.

The owner(s) of the horses are still being identified. It is not yet known how the horses got loose and onto the highway.

The unidentified driver, 27, of the Peterbilt is not being cited. The driver was not injured but his truck was damaged in the crash.

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