A tragic collision between a tractor-trailer and a horse claimed the lives of both the rider and the animal on September 18, 2023. The incident occurred near Idaho Falls, ID, on Old Butte Highway around 8:23 p.m.
The rider, a 56-year-old man whose identity has not been disclosed, was riding his horse on the highway when the truck hit them from behind. The impact caused fatal injuries to both the man and the horse. The reason for the crash is still under investigation.