LITTLETON – State police say a horse had to be euthanized after it ran into a road and was struck by a car and a truck in Littleton.

Authorities say the collisions happened around 7:20 p.m. Friday. Sixty-eight-year-old Brian McDougal of New Sweden was driving his car when the horse ran into the road and hit the passenger side. Shortly after, a trailer truck driven by 35-year-old Geary Bonville of Presque Isle struck the animal.

The horse’s owner had it dispatched by a neighbor because of the injuries it suffered.