Troopers corral horse after another struck, killed on Atlantic City Expressway

    Image courtesy of the New Jersey State Police.

    Image courtesy of the New Jersey State Police.

    A horse was struck and killed early this morning on the Atlantic City Expressway, authorities said. 

    New Jersey State Troopers responded to a single-car crash involving a horse shortly after 3 a.m. in Winslow Township, a release from the agency said. 

    The motorist, who sustained minor injuries, struck and killed a horse near the right shoulder, police said. But a second loose horse was safely captured. 

    “Fortunately, responding troopers were (able) to corral a second horse that was not injured,” the release said.

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    Police located and notified the owner after a brief investigation and say that it’s still unknown how the horses got onto the highway.

    An investigation is ongoing.

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