Horse struck by pickup in rural LaSalle County

Earlville fire department rescue firefighters

Earlville fire department rescue firefighters

EARLVILLE- A pickup struck a horse in the roadway in the pre-dawn hours Saturday in rural LaSalle County.   Around 5:15 AM Earlville Fire and EMS were called to East 12th Road just south of North 40th Road where the driver of a truck reported hitting the horse with the front of their truck.    The driver refused treatment at the scene but the truck did have to be towed.   According to Earlville Fire Chief Larry Todd the owner of the horse wasn’t sure how it got out, and the horse was moving after the crash, but the severity of the injuries to the animal were not known.