LYON COUNTY (KSNT) – One person is dead after a wreck at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday morning according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Corey Robinson, 28, of Emporia, was driving a 2016 Ford Focus, southbound in the 100 block of South Highway 99, just north of Madison, when he struck a horse standing in the roadway.
According to Sgt. Zachary Shafer of the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Robinson’s vehicle left the road and went into a ditch, before hitting a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s office confirmed the horse died as a result of the accident.
Authorities reported Robinson was not wearing a seatbelt.
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation was ongoing.