NHP: Sheriff's cruiser strikes horses on US 50 east of Dayton

A Lyon County Sheriff's Office cruiser is damaged after a collision with horses on U.S. 50 near Dayton Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (Image courtesy Nevada Highway Patrol)

Authorities are investigating a collision between a Lyon County sheriff's cruiser and horses on U.S. 50 Tuesday night, according to Nevada Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported just before 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, near the intersection of Highway 50 and Enterprise Road east of Dayton.

Westbound Highway 50 was blocked for the response, NHP reported, but all lanes reopened by about 7:10 p.m.

One deputy was transported to a hospital, and the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, according to NHP.

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