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Car crashes into horse on Harrison County highway

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HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A driver headed north on a Harrison County highway hit a horse early Saturday morning.

The accident happened around 12:30 a.m. on Hwy. 49 near the intersection of Hwy. 67. Officials say a white 2017 Hyundai Accent was traveling in the northbound lane when it crashed into the animal.

A Life Flight helicopter airlifted the driver of the vehicle to Forrest General Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The horse did not survive.

Traffic on both sides of the highway was shut down for nearly an hour as authorities worked to clear the scene.

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