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Woman Injured, Horse Put Down After Accident

Doon, Iowa — A Rock Valley woman was taken to the hospital, and a horse had to be destroyed following an accident near Doon on Friday night, January 23, 2015.
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The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that about 7:20 PM, 35-year-old Andrew Krogman of Doon was traveling east on county road A52, a half mile east of Highway 75; or five miles east of Doon, when he came upon a horse in the roadway. Krogman began to herd the horse to a yard using the 2013 Ford pickup he was driving. Thirty-seven-year-old Cassandra Cavin of Rock Valley was westbound on county road A52 in a 2001 Chevrolet Tracker when she struck the horse in the roadway. The horse landed on the hood of the Chevrolet, she then crossed the center line and struck the front end of the Ford.

The Lyon County Ambulance transported Cavin to the Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.

The Chevrolet Tracker, owned by Cavin, was totaled with a $3,000 loss. The F-150 pickup received approximately $2,500 in damages. The horse, owned by Harlan Gorter of Doon, had to be disposed of and was a $4,000 loss.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Doon Fire and Rescue and the Lyon County Ambulance.

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