A horse was struck and killed by a pickup truck early Thursday morning after running on to County Road 14 in the town of West Bloomfield.
The driver of the truck, 20-year-old Jeffery Storie, of Gorham, and his passenger were not injured. Prior to the 2:30 accident, the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of four horses in the roadway near the intersection of County Roads 14 and 35. The owner of the horse, James Miller, of Ionia, and a deputy sheriff attempted to secure all four horses, but one took off from the north shoulder of the road and was struck and killed on impact.
The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate similar complaints of livestock in the road in that area.