MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says a 49-year-old Cromwell man lost his life after colliding with a horse on a Carlton County road Sunday evening.

According to the patrol, the victim’s vehicle, a 2008 Chevy Cobalt, was traveling westbound on Highway 210 at Spring Lake Road when it struck a horse in the roadway. The accident fatally injured the driver, identified as Richard Godbout. The passenger, a 49-year-old Texas man, was taken to the hospital, but was listed by the patrol as having no apparent injuries.

After the victim’s car struck the horse, a second vehicle traveling westbound also struck the horse in the roadway. There were no apparent injuries to the driver or passenger.

More information is expected, so check back on WCCO.com for more.

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