Jefferson County man dies after hitting two horses on rural road
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:29:11 GMT —
State police say a 35-year-old man has died after his car hit two horses that wandered onto a rural northern New York road after breaking loose from an Amish farm.
Troopers say Jacob Tyler of Antwerp was driving on county Route 20 around 4:30 a.m. Monday when his Volkswagen Jetta hit the horses in the neighboring Jefferson County town of Philadelphia, 80 miles north of Syracuse.
Police say Tyler was headed to work when he hit the horses owned by an Amish farmer. Troopers say Tyler died at the scene. The two horses also died.
Troopers say no charges are expected against the horses' owner.
Jefferson and neighboring St. Lawrence and Lewis counties are home to numerous Amish families.