Horse escapes from crashed hauler, runs down I-69

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A horse escaped and ran down I-69 southbound after a hauler involved crash in DeKalb County Monday evening.

According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, a truck carrying a trailer with eight horses near mile marker 329 on I-69 South. The vehicle crossed the median and hit a guardrail. The impact flipped the truck and caused the trailer to slide on the State Road 8 overpass.

One horse ran along the I-69 to milemarker 324 before the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department was able to catch it Monday, March 13. This photo was sent to NewsChannel 15 via Facebook from Alicia Thimlar.

Several horses were ejecting and four horses were caught under the trailer. One horse ran along the interstate to mile marker 324 before the sheriff’s department was able to catch it. Two horses managed to break free while two others had to be removed by emergency responders.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. The passenger was not hurt.