Two hospitalized after horse accident Saturday

Elkhart County deputies responded to an accident involving a horse and several vehicles Saturday.

The incident happened at 7:55 p.m. in Bristol.

48-year-old Melissa Hawn of Goshen and 51-year-old Wayne Stutsman were traveling west on State Road 120 just east of County Road 29.

A horse was loose at a nearby residence and crossed State Road 120 in front of their vehicle.

Hawn struck the horse and it struck the windshield.

The horse was killed on impact.

At the same time, a second vehicle was traveling east on State Road 120 and struck the horse when it was lying in the eastbound lane.

Deputies say the vehicle dragged the hours about 40 yards.

A third vehicle was traveling west on the same road and struck Hawn’s truck bed.

Both Hawn and Stutsman of the first vehicle were taken to the hospital after suffering injuries as a result of the impact with the horse.

The horse belonged to a resident in the 15000 block of County Road 10 but he was not cited for the incident.

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