Monday, September 21, 2009

Trailer carrying horses rolls over on I-290 in Northborough

Trailer carrying horses rolls over on I-290 in Northborough

MetroWest Daily News
Posted Sep 20, 2009 @ 12:01 AM


A trailer carrying three horses rolled over yesterday on Interstate 290, slowing traffic for about a half hour, police said.

No humans were injured in the one-truck accident, Massachusetts State Police Lt. David Wilson said. One of the horses was taken to Tufts Veterinary School in North Grafton, said the driver's husband, Dale Tripp.

The accident occurred on I-290 East at 9:25 a.m. near the Green Street overpass, Wilson said.

Ann Tripp, 50, of Rutland, was driving her 1999 Chevy pickup truck when she lost control. The trailer she was towing rolled over and ended up on the shoulder in the grass.

Initially, it appeared one of the horses was hurt, but Wilson said all three appeared to be OK. Initial reports were that one of the horses may have been running loose, but Wilson said he could not confirm that.

Dale Tripp said one of the horses was taken to the veterinary's office.

"It's at Tufts, but I don't know what's going on with it," he said. His wife was unavailable to comment yesterday.

Someone else with a trailer came to pick up the horses, and all but one lane of I-290 east was closed for approximately 30 minutes, Wilson said.

No one has been cited, and the accident remains under investigation.

(Norman Miller can be reached at 508-626-3823 or

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