Two Vehicles Hit A Horse On Highway 29 In Molino Wednesday Morning

January 8, 2020

Two vehicles struck a horse early Wednesday morning in Molino.

It happened about about 6:05 a.m. on Highway 29 near Duxbury Avenue.

The Florida Highway Patrol said 50-year old Katie Dailey of Atmore first struck the horse with her Dodge Avenger. The horse toppled over the car and landed in the inside lane of Highway 29. John Yuhasz, age 31 of Molino, then struck the horse with his Ford F150.

The FHP said neither driver could see the horse due to the lack of light. Yuhasz’s picked struck another truck driven by 23-year old Makayla Kreakbaum of Molino.

None of the drivers were injured,, and no charges were filed.

The horse did not survive.

The Molino and Cantonment stations of Escambia Fire Rescue also responded. photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Two Vehicles Hit A Horse On Highway 29 In Molino Wednesday Morning”

  1. K. in Cantonment on January 10th, 2020 11:07 am

    They were wrote up not because they didn’t have enough land, they were wrote up for failing to restrain their livestock. It was a terrible accident, horses, dogs, cows etc. do get out, it happens but as animal owners we are responsible for the damage they cause.

  2. No Excuses on January 9th, 2020 11:09 am

    Common sense would dictate that people living next to busy highways should have secure fences for livestock. However, accidents do happen and sometimes people leave gates open without meaning to and horses, etc. escape. People who are driving through areas with livestock have a responsibility to be mindful of their surroundings and if an animal is out, slow down and proceed with caution. I live on Hwy 29 in Molino and I have one horse. The fence is electric with escape proof locks on all the gates. We also have secondary gates that can be quickly closed to prevent an animal from getting on the highway. It was an unfortunate accident.

  3. K. in Cantonment on January 9th, 2020 10:24 am

    They didn’t get wrote up for not having enough land for the horse, they got wrote up because the horse was not properly contained. I agree things happen my horses have gotten out due to the latch breaking on the gate.
    But we as horse owners are responsible if there is an accident.

  4. Just fyi on January 9th, 2020 12:10 am

    @bartender the county probably wrote you up because you have to have at least two acres to have livestock on your property. Just my thoughts, it had nothing to do with them getting out or not

  5. Moo! on January 8th, 2020 11:55 pm

    I believe it was a cow last time this happen in this area of Hwy 29 molino. Things happen. Its called life. Why are we always trying to find someone to point fingers at.

  6. Just wondering on January 8th, 2020 7:43 pm

    Why would the county write you up for having horses on your property?

  7. Trisha on January 8th, 2020 6:48 pm

    The locals care for their animals just fine thank you. A few years ago the horse was just brought in to a new facility AND jumped over a five foot fence during the night. I am not sure where this horse came from. I am very thankful that no person was killed. However, we live in a “country” area where deer, raccoons, coyotes, rabbits, dogs and cats get hit all of the time on the highway. People should always be aware, if possible, of any animal coming close to the road. Since you want to blame locals maybe you might want to blame Mother Nature for not educating her wildlife on road safety?

  8. Bartender on January 8th, 2020 5:35 pm

    I use to live on 95a an the county rode me about 3 horses on a half acre.ours never got out.we used ele fence all the way around horses were on that property for 10 years an all the sudden the county wrote me up for it.they need to check on fences on hwy 29 instead of people that never had a problem.this happen a few years ago an until people keep a check on their fence it could happen again.thank god no one was hurt like last time.

  9. j on January 8th, 2020 4:42 pm

    This happened in almost the same place a few years back … maybe someone needs to look into how the locals care for their horses.

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