Driver killed after collision with a horse in Oxford County
A collision on Oxford Road 13 south of Newark, Ont. has left a man and a horse dead on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Jordyn Read / CTV News)
LONDON, ONT. -- A driver has been killed after colliding with a horse that got loose in Oxford County, and the collision also left the horse dead.
Around 5:30 a.m. emergency crews responded to Oxford County Road 13 between Norwich Road and Pleasant Valley Road for the reported collision.
An early investigation revealed that a horse was loose on the roadway when it was hit by a vehicle.
The driver, Arthur Ridgewell, 64, of Norfolk County was pronounced dead at the scene.
A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Thursday.
The horse also died as a result of the collision.
A portion of Oxford County Road 13 was closed Wednesday morning while police investigated but has since reopened.