Horse injured after trailer tips on I-5
ALBANY, Ore. -- A horse was had to be pulled from a tipped trailer along Interstate 5 on Friday after the horse trailer unhitched from a pickup, state police said.
The horse only had minor scrapes and cuts, and officials said it could walk after being pulled from the trailer.
Troopers were called out to the crash about 14 miles south of Albany after getting calls that a horse trailer had flipped over on the shoulder of I-5 at around 11:40 a.m. Friday.
Officials said that Kyla Henninger, 18 of Eugene, was towing the trailer with a pickup when the trailer detached and tipped over at around milepost 220.
A horse trainer was called to the scene to tranquilize the horse while crews worked to get it out of the trailer.
After using a tow truck to help stabilize the trailer, troopers and firefighters from Halsey/Shedd Fire Protection District managed to get the horse out safely.
the horse moved around on its own power and later was transported from the area in another trailer, State Police said.
An investigation of the incident found that Henninger hadn't securely latched the trailer to the ball coupler on the pickup. She was cited for a towing safety violation.
The right lane of I-5 northbound was blocked for about an hour while crews worked to free the horse.