1 horse euthanized, 2 others injured after crash involving 2 big rigs in Redlands

REDLANDS, Calif. (KABC) -- Three show horses were injured and one was later euthanized after a semitrailer carrying the animals collided with another big rig Wednesday morning in Redlands, authorities said.

The crash was reported shortly before 8 a.m. on the eastbound 10 Freeway near Orange Street, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. The interstate was wet from rain at the time of impact.

One of the trucks was hauling a trailer with seven horses inside when the other semi jackknifed and struck it, authorities said. The impact left a gaping hole on the side of the trailer.

One of the horses was bleeding heavily after the collision, the CHP said. Animal control officers and a veterinarian were summoned to the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Both vehicles were moved off the freeway amid an investigation into the cause of the incident.
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