A horse was killed Sunday after an Amish buggy and truck collided on Hwy. 82 near Hwy. 33 in the town of Hillsboro.

Cody T. Chaulklin, 27, of Cashton was westbound on Hwy. 82 at about 4 p.m. in a pickup truck towing a trailer with a skid-loader, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office. A nearby Amish horse-and-buggy broke away from a hitching post and was running loose down Hwy. 82. The horse-and-buggy ran into the oncoming lane and was struck by Chaulklin’s trailer.

Chaulklin received minor injuries and refused medical care at the scene. The horse was killed instantly from the impact, and was later removed from the scene.

The Hillsboro Fire Department assisted at the scene. The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

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