Middletown police help horse ‘Utah’ whose trailer flipped on its side

UPDATE @ 2:39 P.M., July 21

From Middletown Division of Police Facebook page:

“It's not often we get distress calls for a horse but we got one early this morning at Central and Main. It seems Utah had flipped in his trailer and was in a predicament. Officers Deaton, Schwarber and Ramirez and our fire department were all on scene to lend a helping hand but Utah was able to free himself and is going to be just fine!

“Deaton’s first name is Jason and Officer Lindsay Schwarber and Brandon Ramirez.”


Police and fire crews are on scene of a flipped over horse trailer on its side near Central Avenue and S. Main Street in Middletown.

Scanner reports indicated the incident occurred Saturday at approximately 4:10 a.m.

The flip caused one horse to be suspended from the trailer in an upside down state, according to scanner reports. The horse was able to be cut loose and is in distress, but otherwise OK.

Police have attempted to contact a local veterinarian for assistance.

It is unknown how many horses were inside the trailer at the time of the incident.

We will update this story as more details become available.

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