Horses Killed in Early Morning Accident

By: Pat Thomas Email
By: Pat Thomas Email

RENO, NV - Two feral horses are dead after a crash Thursday morning on Old US 395 in Pleasant Valley.

Shortly after 5:43AM, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol were called to an area of 395 just north of the intersection with Andrew Lane. They found that the driver of a Saturn had hit the two horses that were in the northbound lanes. The driver sustained minor injuries and was driven to urgent care by a friend.

Both horses, one pregnant, were killed.

Shortly after her crash, the driver of a pickup also headed north saw the Saturn and made a lane change, but didn't see the horses in the road, and hit one of them. That driver isn't hurt. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and had to be towed.

Both northbound lanes were closed for about two hours. Neither driver was cited.

From the Highway Patrol: As a safety reminder, especially given the fact that fewer vehicles now utilize Old US 395 due to the recent completion and opening of Interstate 580 (IR-580), motorists should be constantly vigilant for all wild and feral animals crossing the highway. This train of thought should also be applied when commuting on all highways and state routes throughout the Silver State as Nevada is an open range state. Additionally, this four-lane highway continues to be posted at 50 miles per hour between the intersection of State Routes 341/431 and the interchange with IR-580 near the Bowers Mansion/Davis Creek Park on the north end of Washoe Valley.


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