State Highway 121 in Napa County has been shut down this morning after a vehicle struck and killed several horses in a herd that had wandered on to the roadway east of the town of Napa, a CHP officer said, causing serious injury to the driver.
Officers responded to northbound Highway 121 at about 5:15 a.m. just south of a junction with Old Sonoma Road where one person has reportedly sustained serious injuries after the victim's vehicle crashed into a large herd of at least six horses blocking the roadway, CHP Officer Peter Van Eckhardt said.
At least two other horses have been seriously injured, and the collision has caused a complete shutdown of the rural route, Van Eckhardt said.
California Department of Transportation crews are responding to help clear the scene, and equine veterinarians have also been contacted, Van Eckhardt said.
A Sig-alert was issued at about 5:30 a.m. There is no estimated time for the crash scene to be clear, according to the CHP.