GoFundMe setup after crash on I-275 claims the life of horse

A horse was killed in a rollover crash that occurred April 3 on I-275 in Huron Township. A person close to the horse’s owners launched a GoFundMe page to help support them during this time. (Photo provided)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted April 7, 2023

A GoFundMe page has been launched to help support two sisters involved in a rollover crash that claimed the life of their horse on I-275 earlier this week.

Kristine Ledger is organizing the fundraiser on behalf of Deonne Goetz and Yvonne Cole of Newport, who are owners of Two Sisters Tack N More.

On April 3, Cole was driving a van and towing a horse trailer with three horses, while Goetz was following her towing another trailer.

Ledger said the sisters were heading to a school where Cole teaches for explore week. Explore week is a week of learning something other than your usual academics, and she was excited to teach kids about horses.

While traveling north on I-275 near Will Carleton Road, Cole had a tire blowout, which caused the rollover crash.

(Photo provided)

According to witnesses, the van rolled three times. Goetz was directly behind her and witnessed everything as it was happening.

Sometime during the rollover, the horse trailer detached from the van and rolled down the embankment of the highway.

During the crash, one horse died instantly, and the other two horses survived the accident and are recouping at home.

One horse is showing signs of additional injuries, but nothing that appears to be life-threatening. That horse is receiving additional care.

Cole was treated and sent home to monitor for a possible concussion. She is sore and bruised up, but is healing, according to Ledger.

According to Ledger, all funds will go towards a replacement horse trailer, vet bills, and insurance deductibles (both medical and car).

You can visit the GoFundMe page at this link

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