Woman walking horse struck by pickup truck

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A pickup driver struck and killed a 33-year-old woman and the horse she was walking on the shoulder of a rural road in central Minnesota, authorities said Tuesday.

The crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Monday about 5 miles southeast of Brainerd, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said the woman lived near the spot of the crash. She was declared dead at the scene, Sheriff’s Lt. Craig Katzenberger said.

The horse did not survive, the Star Tribune reported.

The driver of the pickup was a 44-year-old man from Brainerd. The investigation is ongoing and no further details have been released.

Brainerd is about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of Minneapolis.