Horse struck, killed by car in Rockport

Posted Jan. 24, 2013, at 2:05 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — A 33-year-old work horse died Monday evening after being struck by a car.

The horse had gotten out of a fenced field and was on Park Street when it was struck shortly before 7 p.m. by a car driven by Sheila Kennedy, 50, of Rockland, according to Rockport police Officer Craig Cooley.

A veterinarian was called to the scene but because of the extent of the horse’s injuries it was put down, according to the officer.

The driver of the car was not injured but her 2003 Nissan Xterra was damaged extensively.

The horse was owned by Pamela Spear.

Officer Dana Smith assisted at the accident.