A horse was killed the evening of July 3 when it was struck by a car on the Lee Highway overpass near Warrenton. After hitting the horse, the motorist was rear-ended by another car. As a result of that collision, one person had to be extricated from their vehicle and flown to a local trauma hospital, according to Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jason Koglin.
John Kane of the New Baltimore Fire and Rescue Department explained that there were three separate accidents. A car collided with a horse trailer a little before 9 p.m. The horse left the trailer and was struck by a second car, then the second car was struck from behind by another vehicle.
This final crash happened down the road from the first accident, where northbound Lee Highway and the Eastern Bypass merge back together, according to Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company Chief Jason Koglin.
Kane reported that the horse died at the scene.
The driver of the car that struck the horse was extricated within eight minutes and flown by helicopter to a trauma center, said Koglin.
The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company, Fauquier County Fire and Emergency Management and the New Baltimore Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company were involved at the scene.
The next night, on Thursday, July 4, a detached garage in New Baltimore was lost to fire about 6 p.m., fire officials said.
The garage, located on Ali Lane in New Baltimore, was fully engulfed in flames when fire and rescue officials arrived, according to New Baltimore Fire and Rescue Company Fire Chief John Kane.
Units from New Baltimore, Warrenton, Catlett and Lois were dispatched. Members of the Department of Fire and Rescue Emergency Management also responded.
Kane said when New Baltimore units arrived, the detached garage was already fully involved. Crews brought the fire under control quickly. The fire marshal completed an investigation at 7:40 p.m., determining that the garage is a total loss.