ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI — A horseback rider died when a car struck two horses in rural northeast Allegan County late Friday.
The rider was identified as 26-year-old Brittany Fender of Schoolcraft.
The collision happened near Moline in Leighton Township.
Allegan County sheriff’s deputies said three horseback riders were riding west on 146th Avenue near Ninth Street about 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 24.
A car, also going west, struck two of the horses.
Fender was taken to a hospital but later died. The rider of the second horse received minor injuries and did not require treatment.
Police said the driver of the car, a 22-year-old Byron Center woman, was not injured.
Deputies did not immediately give other details about the crash, but said an Allegan County sheriff’s crash reconstruction team was investigating.
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