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Man dies after traffic accident involving a horse

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Updated: 7/14 4:40 pm
HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Chickasaw County man died after his pickup truck struck a horse Monday morning.

Coroner Andy Harmon tells WTVA.com Bobby Gene Long, 54, of the Thorn community was traveling on County Road 20 near his home around 3 a.m.

Harmon says the truck struck the horse, then left the roadway and hit a tree.

Long was ejected from the vehicle and died in the emergency room of the Trace Regional Hospital in Houston.

The horse was also killed in the accident.

Harmon says the accident remains under investigation.

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