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Horse killed after semi collides with horse trailer on I-10

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BUCKEYE, Ariz. -
BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - A racehorse was killed when a tractor-trailer rig and a truck pulling a horse trailer collided during a pre-dawn accident that resulted in six horses running loose on Interstate 10 in Buckeye.

Department of Public Safety officers rounded up the other five horses after the accident occurred just before 4 a.m. Thursday.

According to DPS, the accident occurred as the eastbound truck pulling the horse trailer was slowing before exiting the freeway.

Spokesman Raul Garcia says the horses ran out when the collision impact caused the horse trailer's doors to open.

One of the horses ran across the highway and median before it was killed instantly when struck by a westbound SUV.

Garcia says big rig's driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid a collision.

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