A horse was put down after it was hit by an SUV Sunday afternoon in the east valley, Las Vegas police said.
Police were called about 5:50 p.m. to the intersection of Lake Mead Boulevard and Christy Lane, east of Nellis Boulevard, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Allen Larsen said. A Chevrolet Suburban pulling a horse trailer was heading south on Christy Lane when a Chevrolet Silverado traveling west on Lake Mead ly ran a red light at Christy, he said.
The Silverado hit the trailer and launched the horse that was inside, Larsen said. The horse’s injuries were thought to threaten its life, and a veterinarian euthanized it “to prevent further suffering,” Larsen said.
“Traffic officers are investigating the wreck, but impairment is not suspected at this time,” Larsen said.