A HORSE was killed and another injured after their transporter flipped over on the M40 in Warwickshire.
The accident happened on the southbound carriageway - near Henley-in-Arden and Claverdon.
When its box overturned, the animal was able to escape, but found itself at the mercy of oncoming traffic.
It collided with two vehicles and although a vet attended the scene, it had received fatal injuries.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “One of the two horses had got onto the motorway and had been in collision with two vehicles, a Saab car and a white box van.
“Tragically, the horse was confirmed dead.”
The van and car drivers escaped the crash unscathed. Long delays followed the accident, which happened at around 8.30pm.