Horses rescued from overturned trailer on I-75; NB lanes reopen

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 5:36 p.m.:

Two horses were on their way to Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway when their trailer came undone, trapping them under it.

News Center 7′s Kayla McDermott was the only reporter on scene as the horses were rescued.

No other cars were involved in the crash at I-75 northbound at Main Street and the highway was shut down as crews worked to rescue the horses.

A veterinarian arrived on the scene to check on the horses before rescue efforts were made. The horse’s owners stood by, emotional.

The veterinary tranquilized the horses to calm them down.

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One horse had no problem getting into a new carriage waiting nearby.

But a second horse was on its side inside the trailer and needed to be cut free.

Once the horse was upright it was agitated.

The second horse also had a bloody gash to its leg and a cut on its face.

Overall police said no one was hurt and getting the horses off the highway was a success.

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“Just a real good job by the Dayton Police Department, we immediately were able to block off the highway accordingly. Get traffic moved on to the Main Street exit so that way traffic can kind of get right back up onto the highway,” Sgt. Gordon Cairns, Dayton Police Department Traffic Services Unit Supervisor said.

Cairns said they are still investigating how the trailer ended up on its side.

The horses arrived at Hollywood Gaming along with a veterinarian who said they were both expected to be okay.

We will continue following this story and update as new information becomes available.

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