Pedestrian Injured, Horse Killed When Struck by Car Along Stretch of County Road 26 Tuesday Afternoon
Wednesday, October 3, 2018- 1:35 p.m.
Curley's husband spoke with WEIS radio stating that she had been hit herself by the vehicle in addition to attempting to control a horse.
She was taken to the ER in Centre first and then transported to Rome. Shayla is now at home recovering from the incident.
Alabama State Troopers, Cherokee County Deputies and Floyd EMS responded to the scene of a vehicle versus a horse accident Tuesday afternoon.
Shayla Curley was reportedly walking horses alongside a stretch of County Road 26 shortly after 5:30, when one of the horses was struck by a 2007 Honda, driven by 31-year-old Misty Mackey of Piedmont.
Curley, a 47-year-old resident of Centre, was transported by EMS unit to Floyd Cherokee Medical Center where she was treated and released after being “knocked about” during the commotion, as she attempted to control the other horses.
Mackey, meanwhile, escaped injury. The horse struck by the car had to be put down.
The incident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.