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Horses Okay After Horse Trailer Flips Over On Bluegrass Parkway

Posted: March 19, 2009 02:50 PM

Updated: March 23, 2009 05:05 PM

Two horses, on of which is with foal, are expected to recover after the trailer they were in flipped over on the Bluegrass Parkway Thursday.

The incident happened at about 1 p.m. near mile marker 49 in Anderson County. The horses, a yearling and a mare with foal, were being transported from Lexington to Marion County when the driver of the truck pulling the trailer said the horses moved, somehow causing the trailer to become unhitched.

The trailer then flipped over on its side in the median of the roadway. Officials at the scene say they were able to get the mare out of the trailer, but that the yearling was trapped. That horse was sedated until a crew was brought in to help free it.

Officials said the horses seemed okay after the incident and are expected to recover.

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