Police ID Man Killed in Crash Involving Horse Trailer
SAN ANGELO, TX — According to San Angelo police, a 21-year-old San Angelo man was killed when his Ram truck towing a horse trailer careened out of control in the northbound lanes of U.S. 67 near Howard College.
Police stated the call for service occurred at 11:20 p.m. Saturday night when dispatch sent officers to the 3000 block of U.S. 67 for a crash involving entrapment.
Police found a 2004 Ram pickup that was towing a horse trailer collided with a utility pole near the center media. The truck had a single occupant, identified as Koly R. Spears, 21. He was pinned underneath a dead horse, one of two that were riding in the trailer.
City Animal Control personnel found the second horse, alive, about a quarter mile north of the crash scene and took possession of it.
The preliminary crash investigation reports that Spears lost control of his truck and left the roadway, striking a utility pole and several traffic signs.
Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 J.P. McGuire pronounced Spears dead at the scene.
Traffic was diverted for several hours into the early Sunday morning hours while the SAPD Traffic Division conducted an investigation. The first story breaking this news is here.