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Horse trailer collision in Pasco leaves four people with serious injuries

SAN ANTONIO — Four people were seriously injured Monday evening on northbound Interstate 75 in a crash involving a truck towing a horse trailer.

The wreck happened around 7 p.m. just south of the exit for State Road 52, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Rex Keene Jr., 36, was driving a truck with his son, Rex Keene III, 6, and towing a horse trailer when one of the tires blew out.

Keene lost control of the truck and the trailer jackknifed. He struck a Toyota sport utility vehicle carrying Marcia Patterson, 56, and her son, Max Patterson, 10. Her SUV rolled several times.

Keene's truck then hit a guardrail. The four horses he was towing were not injured.

The drivers and their passengers were transported to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious injuries.

Horse trailer collision in Pasco leaves four people with serious injuries 05/27/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4:00pm]
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