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US Park Service: Maryland employee fatally hits wild horse

October 1, 2019

BERLIN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. National Park Service says a wild horse on Maryland’s Assateague Island has died after being hit by an employee driving a park vehicle.

Assateague Island National Seashore officials announced Monday that the chestnut mare named Connie’s Girl had been standing in a curved roadway before dawn on Sunday when a park vehicle struck her backside.

Connie’s Girl was born last April.

News outlets report the park employee behind the wheel wasn’t hurt. The crash is under investigation.