HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 23-year-old Crockett man and the horse he was riding on State Highway 7 in Houston County were killed when they were struck by an SUV Saturday evening.
According to a press release, the man who was killed has been identified as Brandon Allen Gilford.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers in Houston County responded to and investigated a fatal crash involving a 2014 Chevrolet and a horse and rider at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. The wreck occurred about a mile and a half west of Crockett on SH 7.
The preliminary crash investigation shows that a 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Sherrie Lynn Catoe, 54, of Crockett, was traveling west on SH 7 when it struck a horse and rider that were reportedly in the roadway, the press release stated. Gilford and his horse were both killed as a result of the crash.
Houston County Justice of the Peace Clyde Black pronounced Gilford dead at the scene.
Catoe was not injured in the crash.
Houston Count DPS officials are still investigating the fatal crash.