77° F
Red Bluff
76° F
75° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Man trapped in vehicle after colliding with two horses on Highway 70

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:24:28 AM CST   Updated On: Sep 17 2013 12:15:12 PM CDT
Oroville horse accident photo
OROVILLE, Calif. -

A driver is recovering after hitting two horses in a car crash that closed Highway 70 in Oroville.

CHP said Kenneth Wahl, 42, and Linda Mullick-Wahl, 43, were driving in their minivan at around 8:15 p.m. Monday on northbound Highway 70 in Oroville, when they hit two horses.

The CHP said the horses were killed and one of them smashed through the windshield, trapping the driver.

A truck had to be used to haul the horse off the car and free the driver. The roof of the vehicle had to be cut away and the vehicle occupants were taken to the hospital.