A horse is dead following an incident involving a runaway buggy in Columbia County over the weekend.
The county sheriff’s office got a call Saturday morning about a horse and buggy traveling with no driver near Marcellon. Reports say a deputy drove in front of the horse to try to slow it down but it galloped right into the back of the squad car. An equine specialist decided the horse needed to be put down. No one else was hurt but the deputy’s squad car was damaged.