Updated: Two horses dead after colliding with Union Pacific train in Fraser
On Saturday evening around 7 p.m. it was reported that there were loose horses near County Road 5 near Fraser and heading for the highway. Grand County Sheriff’s deputies, Fraser/Winter Park Police officers, Union Pacific workers and citizens helped gather the horses until the owner arrived.
At 7:47 p.m. one horse was confirmed dead on the scene and one horse was injured, according to Grand Count Dispatch.
By 8:30 p.m. all horses were secure and the injured horse was put down by a sheriff’s deputy at their request of the owner, said Grand County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Dan Mayer.
The Union Pacific train started up shortly after.
Initially there were concerns that the horses would run onto US Highway 40 but when the train stopped it blocked horses from entering the highway
No cars were involved in this incident.
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