Horse hit, killed by car on North Carolina’s Outer Banks

COROLLA, N.C. — A wild horse that lived on North Carolina’s Outer Banks has been struck and killed by a vehicle.

The Raleigh News & Observer reported that the incident happened on Saturday afternoon.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund, which protects and manages the Colonial Spanish Mustangs, said in a statement that the horse was named Rabbit and had been born in 2019. She had “galloped down the dunes and directly into the path of the vehicle,” the fund said.

The driver called 911 and the fund.

“After interviewing the driver and witnesses, and performing a breathalyzer, it was determined that this was indeed a devastating accident,” the fund wrote.

The organization wrote on Facebook that the accident “should serve as a reminder to everyone that the horses are unpredictable, and great care should be taken when driving on the beach.”

We have some very tragic news to report this evening. This afternoon at around 2:15pm Rabbit, who was born in 2019, was...

Posted by Corolla Wild Horse Fund on Saturday, January 1, 2022

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