BERLIN – A horse was struck and killed near the bridge at Assateague Island National Seashore Thursday evening.
Park officials announced today that at about 8 p.m. Thursday, the 18-year-old stallion known as Jester was hit and killed on the causeway near the Verrazzano Bridge.
“We’re heartbroken,” said Assateague Island National Seashore Superintendent Deborah Darden “We’re so sorry to have lost Jester.”
Though the accident is still under investigation, Darden said the horse was struck by a 2005 Honda Element driven by a 70-year-old woman from Silver Spring. Darden said the woman informed park officials of the accident as soon as it occurred and told them she hadn’t seen the animal standing in the road.