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Mount Pleasant Police: Woman hospitalized after hitting horse in roadway, horse killed

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Mount Pleasant Police are currently investigating a car vs. horse accident that left a woman injured and a horse dead.

Mount Pleasant Police were called to the 10200 block of Spring Street around 4:39 a.m. on Sunday for a report of a car that had hit a horse. It was reported that the female driver was bleeding from the head.

The investigation revealed that the driver, a 52-year-old Yorkville woman, was driving a 2014 Nissan Sentra Sedan westbound on Spring Street when a horse appeared in the roadway.

According to police, the woman struck the animal and lost control of her vehicle. She left the roadway and struck some trees on the south side of the roadway.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Officers located the deceased animal, a large horse on the south side of Spring Street.

The owner of the animal was located and made arrangements to remove and bury the animal. It had apparently escaped due a possible fence issue.

The roadway was shut down for a brief period and was later opened.

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