Owner sought after horse struck, killed near Appling

Columbia County officials are looking for the owner of a horse struck by a truck in Columbia County last night.

Just after 6 p.m. Monday, a horse wandered out of the driveway of 3929 E. White Oak Road in Appling into the path of a Nissan truck driven by Annis Skillman Hall, 78, of Powell Court in Augusta, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The truck was extensively damaged. Hall and her passenger, Ralph Martin Gay, 59, of Red Bud Road in Thomson, were taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Hall was listed in good condition and Gay was in serious condition this morning

Columbia County Animal Care and Control officers have not yet been able to identify the owner of the horse. Charges are pending against the owner, who will likely be charged once they are identified, said sheriff’s office Capt. Steve Morris.

The horse died and Columbia County Roads and Bridges was called to the scene to remove the horse

Reach Valerie Rowell at (706) 868-1222, ext. 110 or

valerie.rowell@augustachronicle.com.

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