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Vt. police: Driver cited in crash with horses

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WOODSTOCK, Vt. (AP) - Vermont police say a Bridgewater man has been cited in an accident between a pickup truck and two horses that sent the horseback riders to the hospital and caused one of the horses to be put down.

Woodstock police cited 64-year-old Lawrence Allen on Wednesday on a charge of gross negligent operation. He also was issued a traffic ticket for control in the presence of animals.

Police say Allen's truck hit the horses and riders on Friday on Route 106 in South Woodstock. The riders- 54-year-old Anne Marie Savino and 28-year-old Christina Phillips - were treated at the hospital and released.

Police say one horse had to be put down and the other was being treated by a veterinarian.

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