Farm animals on K-96 lead to crash

Eight sheep, two donkeys, two horses and a cow roaming loose near K-96 on Saturday morning just outside of South Hutchinson ended with a vehicle colliding with one of the horses.

Reno County Sheriff’s officers responded to the area of K-96/K-14 near Mills Road at around 3:59 a.m. The officers tried to get the animals off the road, but they ran south on the highway, where Treaza Sovine, 55, was driving northbound.

Sovine suffered pain in her arm and cuts on her hand in the crash, but was treated and released, the Sheriff’s Office said. Sovine’s vehicle was towed; the Sheriff’s Office did not say what happened to the horse.

Michael Stavola covers breaking news at The Wichita Eagle. He’s won a national and several state awards during his five years of working at newspapers in Kansas. He plans to finish his MBA at Wichita State University in spring 2020. Michael likes to exercise, hunt and spend time with his wife and their dog, Marley.