At approximately 11:30 Monday morning Indiana State Police
responded to I-94 westbound at the 20 mile marker (this is just east of the
Portage exit) about a horse falling out of a trailer.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Perea Esequias
Junior, 31 of Keene, Texas, was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pick-up pulling a
horse trailer in the left lane when the 8 year old Sorrell quarter horse
inside kicked the rear door of the trailer open.
The horse fell out of the moving trailer and landed on the
interstate. The horse broke one of his legs in the fall and had to be put
down at the scene.
Police said no vehicles hit the horse; all injuries were
incurred due to the fall.
The interstate was closed for a short time for removal of the