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Wild horse at Outer Banks hit and killed by car

COROLLA, N.C. (WAVY/AP) - A wild horse died after being struck by a car on the beach Saturday night, according to a Facebook post by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. 

The post says the mare was killed instantly after it was hit by a local driving on the beach.

The horse's stallion stayed over the mare's body until it was buried Sunday morning, the post said. 

The group is encouraging everyone to be cautious when driving on the beach and roads, particularly at night. 

in March, a group escaped wild horses from their seaside home into the village of Corolla.


The horses usually roam an 11-mile-long, limited-access area north of the Currituck County village.

 Volunteers corralled them all and carried them back in a trailer.

A fence was built years ago to block the wild horse herd of about 100 from roaming the paved roads within Corolla Village.

Before the fence, as many as 20 horses were hit by cars and killed while walking on busy roads.

-- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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