Car Kills Several Horses on Napa Highway

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.

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