Two horses killed in accident on Highway 288

Two horses were killed early this morning on Highway 288 after they apparently got loose from a property nearby.

July 6, 2012 1:10:24 PM PDT
Two horses are dead after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 288 early this morning.

The horses apparently escaped from a nearby pasture just before 5am and made their way onto the right lane of Highway 288 near Orem.

A minivan came over the hill and struck the two horses, killing them. The driver was not seriously hurt.

A city solid waste truck with a cherry picker removed the horses from the scene.

The accident closed down the Orem entrance ramp and the far right lane for a couple of hours. The accident has since been cleared.