ROLLING HILLS ESTATES (CBSLA.com) — A 69-year-old driver died Tuesday morning after his car collided with a wandering horse.
Ryan Yonny Koyama’s Mercedes hit the horse near the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive North and Crenshaw Boulevard just after 2 a.m., authorities said.READ MORE: Pasadena Unified School District Parents Voice Concerns About Return To Classrooms, Vaccines, Testing
The “horse had gotten loose from a nearby stable and was running in the traffic lanes,” the California Highway Patrol said in a statement.
Following the collision, Koyama’s car hit a wood and chain link fence, officials said.READ MORE: Five Arrested After Wild Pursuit Ends With Car Crashing Into Pole, Flipping Over
Koyama was taken to Torrance Memorial Medical Center in critical condition where he later died, officials said.
“Due to the severity of the injuries, the horse was euthanized at the scene,” the CHP said.
The crash is under investigation.MORE NEWS: LA Community College District Board Mandates Vaccinations, Masks