SUV hits, kills horse and rider

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A man and the horse he was riding died over the weekend when they were hit by an SUV.

According to DPS, on Saturday at 8:45 p.m., troopers were called to a fatal crash involving a vehicle and horse about a mile west of Crockett on State Highway 7.

The preliminary crash investigation reveals an SUV was headed westbound on SH 7 when it hit a horse and rider reportedly in the road. The horse and rider were both killed.

The driver of the SUV was not injured during the crash and was identified as Sherrie Lynn Catoe, 54, of Crockett.

The rider was identified as Brandon Allen Gilford, 23, of Crockett. Gilford was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Clyde Black.

Houston County DPS Officials continue to investigate this crash.

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