Woman and Horse Killed While Riding in Eden

September 29, 2013 Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 12:11 AM EDT

By HILARY LANE

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September 29, 2013 Updated Sep 29, 2013 at 12:11 AM EDT


EDEN, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Hamburg woman and her horse were killed earlier this morning after being hit and killed by a farm truck on Route 75 in Eden.

Kathryn Tyrrell, an experienced horse back rider and equestrian teacher, was hit by a farm truck carrying animal feed while she was riding along a bend in the road.

"It was a dark road the rider and the horse neither had reflective material on," Officer John H. McCarthy, Town of Eden Police. "The rider had on ear buds and it also seems as if, from evidence on the scene, she was consuming alcholic beverages."

Police say no charges will be filed against the driver.