Update: Suspect cited in accident involving the death of 3 horses
On Monday the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office received a tip from crime stoppers of a possible suspect involved in the hit and run accident that occurred on September 14th, 2013.
A deputy made contact with a 17 yr. old W/M from Crooks. The results of the investigation found that the juvenile male was traveling to work on the morning of September 14th, 2013 in a 1993 FMC Sierra PU, and hit the horses. The driver failed to report the accident because he did not have insurance for the vehicle.
Subject was cited for fail to report an accident and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
On September 14th, 2013, three horses were hit and killed on 469th Ave. approximately 1/8th of a mile north of its intersection with Willow Creek Street.
The horses escaped from the fenced in area at West RidgeEquestrian Center. It appears that a 1990 or 91 Chevy or GMC pickup, or SUVtraveling north on 469th Avenue collided with the horses. Two diedthere on the road, and the third limped into a nearby field before passingaway. Sheriff's tell us there were no signs of animal cruelty. The onlyevidence Sheriffs have to go from are two broken chrome mirrors and brokenglass from a side window.
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