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Horse Euthanized After Being Struck By Car in Yates County


A car struck a horse that was pulling a buggy in Yates County on Friday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the accident occurred on Himrod Road in the town of Milo at around 2:30 p.m.  Alma Riehl of Himrod attempted to pass the horse and buggy operated by 20-year-old Lois Shirk, of Penn Yan, as Shirk was turning left into a driveway without signaling. Riehl struck the horse and then a utility pole.

Riehl was treated at the scene by Penn Yan Ambulance and released. Neither Shirk nor the passenger in the buggy were injured. The horse was injured and was euthanized at the scene.

Penn Yan Fire and Penn Yan Ambulance assisted the Yates County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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