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November 29, 2012
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Cars totaled, horses killed after collision

Two cars were totaled Wednesday morning after two feral horses were hit by a convertible.

The two horses were in both north-bound lanes of Old U.S. Highway 395 in Pleasant Valley, just north of Andrew Lane.

A 24-year-old woman hit the horses in the still-dark morning, totaling her car. She received minor injuries and was later driven to an urgent care facility.

Shortly after the woman crashed into the two horses, a white Ford F-150 moved into the right lane to avoid the woman's crashed car and crashed into one of the downed horses. The man was not injured.

The northbound lanes of the highway were closed for two hours while the accidents were cleared and the two vehicles were towed.

"Motorists should be constantly vigilant for all wild and feral animals crossing the highway," Trooper Chuck Allen said, adding, "Nevada is an open-range state."

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Nov 29, 2012 03:53AM Published Nov 29, 2012 03:50AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.