SUNNYSIDE -- A motorist escaped serious injury in a collision with a horse this week. The equine was not so lucky.
The accident happened at
4 a.m. Wednesday on Yakima Valley Highway, about two-tenths of a mile from the intersection of Maple Grove Road, according to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office.
Although the motorist was not hurt, the horse was injured and died after several minutes.
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Because of safety concerns, a city of Sunnyside street department front-loader was sent to the scene to remove the animal's body, which was partly blocking the roadway.