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Driver, horse injured in crash

Courtesy photo<br>The driver of this 2008 Kia suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center after being hit by a truck carrying a horse.

Courtesy photo<br>The driver of this 2008 Kia suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center after being hit by a truck carrying a horse.

A collision between a passenger car and a truck carrying a horse on Highway 89 in Chino Valley injured one person, let the horse loose on the roadway, and stopped traffic for a short period of time Saturday morning, a Chino Valley Police Department spokesman said.

Police reported that a 2008 Kia, driven by Chino Valley resident William Trancik, 66, was traveling north on Highway 89 and had stopped to make a left turn onto Road 5 North when it was rear-ended by a 1994 Ford F-250, driven by Paulden resident Christopher Belmore, 26. The Kia ran off the road, and the horse trailer disconnected from the truck and rolled over on its side.

Belmore refused treatment, and Trancik suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center where he was expected to be discharged Saturday evening.

A veterinarian examined the horse and found some broken teeth and scratches.

Police cited Belmore for failing to control his speed, the spokesman said.