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Horse put down after vehicle runs red light, hits trailer in northeast valley

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a crash at Christy Lane and Lake Mead Boulevard that occurred Sunday night just before 6:00 p.m.

Lt. Larsen says that officers responded to the crash and found that a Silverado traveling westbound on Lake Mead Boulevard ran through a red light and hit a horse trailer being hauled by a Suburban traveling south on Christy Lane.

The horse in the trailer was ejected from the vehicle.

A veterinarian who responded based on life-threatening injuries put down the horse to prevent further suffering.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor.

Detectives are investigating the crash.