Nixa intersection was closed due to an accident involving a horse trailer

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NIXA, Mo.- Highway 14 at the intersection of Tiffany Boulevard was closed down to one lane of traffic due to an accident involving a horse trailer Thursday afternoon.

The accident occurred when a vehicle traveling west on HWY 14 came to the intersection intending to turn on Tiffany Blvd.

The vehicle had to wait for traffic to pass in order to turn. Meanwhile, a semi-truck pulling a horse trailer approached the vehicle from behind and attempted to swerve out of the way causing the trailer to jack-knife and overturn.

Authorities say the driver of the semi was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the horses were able to be rescued from the trailer, one was injured but was up and walking.

Police say speed may have been a factor in the accident.

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