Horse running on busy freeway killed, creating gridlock near City of Industry

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CHP received a call of a horse on the South Bound 605 Freeway walking in lanes and other reports came in that a semi truck had struck and killed the horse Tuesday in City of Industry. (ONSCENE.TV)

A semi truck and a sedan struck and killed a horse that had been seen running along a busy freeway Tuesday evening in City of Industry, blocking traffic for several hours.

California Highway Patrol officers responded to a call at 7:49 p.m. of a “horse running in lanes and slow traffic” on the 605 Freeway, CHP Officer Ramon Kendricks said.

A minute later, another call reported a trailer had stopped next to a “dead horse blocking one or two lanes,” he said.

At 7:55 p.m., CHP officers arrived on the scene to find that the horse had been hit by “a sedan and a semi truck,” according to Hendricks.

It was unclear how the horse got on the freeway, perhaps falling from a trailer, he said, and officials continue to investigate the incident.

The “horse was blocking the HOV and one lane,” and after CHP arrived “all lanes were stopped,” he said.

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