A car was badly damaged earlier this week after hitting a horse in Lincoln County.
Authorities say it happened on Highway 83 near mile marker 67 Tuesday.
They say 35-year-old Kristopher Huckman, of Curtis, drove over a hill and couldn't avoid the animal standing in the road.
Huckman suffered head and facial injuries and was later flown to a Lincoln hospital. The horse died.
Authorities say the horses’ owner was located and removed the animal from the scene.