10 Horses Perish When Northbound Horse Van Catches Fire On New Jersey Turnpike

Ten horses being transported by Sallee Horse Vans from Florida to New York died when the truck and trailer carrying them caught fire on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 3:15 a.m. ET Sunday morning.

News reports said the vehicle struck the median in the truck lanes on the Turnpike in East Windsor. The van was fully engulfed in flames, according to reports.

A statement from Sallee Horse Vans said: “While our drivers attempted to rescue the horses, it was not possible. Both drivers have been taken to the hospital, one driver has been released, and the other is being treated for smoke inhalation.”

The statement added: “Two horses escaped; one died outside the van, and the other had to be humanely put to sleep.”

The Sallee Horse Vans statement said the company is working with the New Jersey State Police to determine the cause and expressed their sorrow over the tragedy.

Further details, including the identities of the horses, their owners and trainers, are not yet available.

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