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Mississippi trooper hits horse, flips car

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Mississippi Highway Patrol says a trooper's car hit a horse and overturned - as the officer was answering a report that another driver had hit a horse.

Officials did not identify the trooper, but say he was released after being checked at a hospital in Meridian.

The accident occurred Saturday night on Highway 15 in Jasper County. Officials say another horse ran into the road in front of the squad car.

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