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Horse struck, killed by vehicle on Broadfording Road

November 01, 2012

A motorist struck and killed a horse that was standing in the roadway on Broadfording Road Thursday morning, police said.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Brent Roberts, whose age and address were not provided, was driving east on Broadfording Road.

His vehicle hit the horse at about 7 a.m., in the 16000 block of Broadfording Road, east of Broadfording Church of God, near Hagerstown, deputies said.

The horse died before deputies reached the scene. The horse’s carcass remained on the side of the road in front of 16133 Broadfording Road at 8:45 a.m.

Other horses were roaming in the area, police said.

The horses belonged to someone who lives close to the scene, police said. Deputies were not able to immediately reach the owners this morning.

The Humane Society of Washington County was called to help.

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