The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the report of a car vs. horse traffic collision Tuesday night.
The accident happened on Stoneville Road at around 7:00 p.m.
The investigation revealed that a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by a 61-year-old woman from Tilden Township collided with a horse that was loose in the roadway. The vehicle was traveling southbound Stoneville Road at the time of the crash. As a result of the crash, the horse went through the windshield of the vehicle and came to rest partially in the vehicle’s passenger seat.
The driver sustained a possible non-life threatening shoulder injury and was transported to Bell Memorial Hospital for further evaluation. The driver was the only occupant and the vehicle sustained major damage.
Due to the severity of the animal’s injuries, the horse was put down on the scene.
Stoneville Road was closed for several minuets while Antilla’s Towing removed the vehicle from the roadway.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by UPHS Bell Emergency Medical Services and Ely Township First Responders.