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Horse killed on Oaks Road in McCracken Co.


A horse was hit and killed on Oaks Road in McCracken County early Wednesday morning, according to the sheriff's department.

Officials say the call came in around 5:30 a.m. from a driver saying she noticed three horses walking in the 3200 block of Oaks Road. Before deputies arrived, a second call came in saying another driver had hit one of the horses. 

Once on scene, deputies found one of the horses dead in the road. 

According to deputies, 49-year-old Michael L. Ward of Paducah was driving south on Oaks Road and didn't see the horse because it was dark outside and because the horse was black in color. 

Ward was not injured in the crash.

The owner of the horses was contacted and came to the scene to move all the horses. 

Oaks Road had to be reduced to one lane for about an hour after the incident.

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