Horse Killed In Trailer Rollover on I-72 on Saturday

By Benjamin Cox on June 20, 2022 at 10:00am

Photo Courtesy of Sangamon Co. Rescue Squad Facebook Page

One horse was killed when a trailer disconnected and rolled over on Interstate 72 outside of New Berlin Saturday afternoon.

Illinois State Police, New Berlin Fire & EMS, and the Sangamon County Rescue Squad responded to a trailer rollover on I-72 westbound at Mile Marker 83 around 3:40PM Saturday.

According to WICS Newschannel 20, the trailer, which contained 4 horses became disconnected and rolled over into the median. Officials say one horse was killed in the incident.

The driver and passenger in the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Traffic in the westbound lanes were reopened to full traffic at 6:30PM Saturday evening.