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Horse collides with Car and Kills Driver

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George D. Satterfield, 56 years old, was heading north bound on U.S. Highway 129 when his car hit a wandering horse. His car was near Gaines Mill Road, which is about a mile and a half south of the Interstate 985 interchange southeast of Gainesville, Georgia.

Satterfield died as a result of the impact of the horse going through his windshield.

It was still dark outside during this accident because it occurred right before 6 a.m.

According to Gainesville Times, Satterfield’s car probably did not slow before hitting the horse. Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said that he probably never saw the horse. There were no skid marks at the scene.

The horse, chestnut-colored, fell from Satterfield’s car and was struck by another car going southbound but the driver from that car was not injured. The horse died as a result of the two car collisions.

The Georgia State Patrol is now requesting assistance from Georgia Department of Agriculture to locate the horse’s owner.

Jackie Sosebee, Agriculture department spokesperson, said a fatal car-horse collision in Georgia “is an unusual incident; this kind of thing doesn’t happen often.”

Our thoughts are with Satterfield’s family.