PARADISE, Pa. (WHTM) -
A horse crashed through the windshield of a mini-van after it broke away from its owners Sunday night.
State police said the horse's owners were at an Amish gathering and were trying to hitch it to a buggy when it ran.
Around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the horse collided with the van on Route 30 near Black Horse Road in Paradise Township. Police said the horse traveled through the passenger side windshield and "through the length" of the car. The animal had to be extricated from the vehicle and died at the scene.
The right front seat passenger, 37-year-old Amanda Mattern of Manville, was taken to Lancaster General Hospital with head trauma. Police said she was wearing her seat belt and her airbag deployed during the crash.
The driver, 41-year-old Brian Mattern of Mountville, and two girls, ages 6 and 9, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Route 30 was closed in both directions as a result of the crash.