Horse killed in motorway pile-up near Leeds

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A horse has been killed and three people injured in a motorway pile-up near Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police said they had received reports of two horses on the loose on the M1 at junction 45, near Garforth, at about 10.15pm yesterday. (Jan 30)

A police spokesman said one of the animals was hit and killed by a car at around 10.45pm.

She said it appeared that several other vehicles had then collided with that car, on the southbound carriageway, in what she described as “minor collisions”.

Three people were taken to Leeds General Infirmary but they have since been discharged.

The police spokesman said two lanes of the motorway had been closed today at 8am for cleaning and gritting but they had now reopened.