- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. (AP) - A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision with a wild horse on U.S. Highway 50 in Silver Springs.

The Nevada Highway Patrol says the cyclist struck the horse while it was standing in the highway near Rocky Road about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Silver Springs is about 35 miles east of Carson City.

The victim’s name hasn’t been released. The patrol says he was thrown from the 2007 Harley Davidson he was driving west. He landed in the unlit, eastbound lane where he was hit by three vehicles.

The patrol says the drivers didn’t see the victim and couldn’t avoid striking him.

All three drivers stopped to assist and investigators say they don’t believe that alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. The horse had to be destroyed.

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