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Horse killed in crash with car in Racine County

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RACINE COUNTY, Wis. — A 31-year-old horse was killed Sunday after escaping through a broken fence from a Mount Pleasant farm and being struck by a passing car.

The driver, 52-year-old Karen Lemke, hit the animal near Spring Street and Fancher Road and swerved off the road.\

The horse's owner said it was as if a family member had died.

"We've had her for 25 years," Samuel Hannon said of the horse. "It's kind of a tragedy. A piece of the family just died."

Lemke was hospitalized after the crash near but was expected to be OK.

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