A horse had quite a scare after its trailer overturned on Interstate 5, but police said the animal is going to be OK.
A pickup was pulling the horse trailer on Interstate 5 northbound at 11:40 a.m. Friday near Milepost 22 south of Albany. After going over a bridge, the trailer became unhooked from the hitch.
It swayed and then flipped over on its side.
The driver, Kyla Henninger, 18, of Eugene, then stopped her truck on the right northbound shoulder.
Oregon State Police fish and wildlife troopers responded to the scene, along with other emergency workers, to try and rescue the trapped horse. A horse trainer tranquilized the animal before firefighters cut off a portion of the trailer.
A tow truck stabilized the trailer so the horse could be removed. After getting out, the horse moved around on its own power and was later taken away from the area in another trailer. It had minor cuts and scrapes.
Police said Henninger didn't securely latch the trailer ball coupler to the hitch. She was cited for violation of towing requirements.
The right northbound lane was blocked for about an hour after the crash.
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