A horse died Saturday night when it ran in front of a pickup truck on Cuttings Wharf Road south of Los Carneros Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash was reported at 8:50 p.m.
John Garcia Jr., 45, of Napa, could not avoid the horse when it jumped in front of his 2003 Chevy Silverado, CHP Officer Anna Paulson said. Garcia was not injured. The owner of the horse was notified.
The horse suffered numerous and extensive injuries. When the owner requested that the officer “dispatch” the horse, the injured animal was shot at the scene, Paulson said.
The owner made arrangements for the horse to be picked up, Paulson said.