A car crash killing four horses turns fatal for the driver and shuts down State Route 77 near Dudleyville. D-P-S- Trooper Quintin Mehr says the crash occurred Sunday morning around 4:15 after the driver ran into a group of eight horses standing in the

road. The man behind the wheel died at the scene. Three horses had already died when a fourth that survived the initial crash was so badly hurt it was euthanized.

Mehr says a second accident occurred when another driver hit one of the dead horses. He was not hurt but there was minor damage to his pickup truck. No word yet from the owner of the horses.

–Barbara Villa