MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — One of two horses that escaped a northern New Jersey property has been put down.
State police say two horses were roaming on Route 287 on Friday morning when one horse was struck by a vehicle at about 4:35 a.m.
Authorities say the owner came to the scene and requested that troopers euthanize the animal because of the extent of its injuries. A trooper shot the horse on the scene.
The other horse was not harmed and was taken home in a trailer.
The man driving the vehicle that struck the horse was not injured.
Three lanes were shut down on the highway following the incident but were all reopened before the morning rush hour.
State police are investigating how the horses escaped and got onto the highway.
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