Car strikes horse and sends three to nearby hospital

AMARILLO, TX - Three people were taken to the hospital in non-life threatening condition after their vehicle struck a horse early Monday morning.

Amarillo Police say the vehicle was heading east in the 100 block of N.W. 24th just after midnight when they hit the horse.

The owner says she was trying to catch her horse after it freed itself from being tied to a tree.

The horse was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation by APD's Traffic Investigation Squad.