EDEN VALLEY -- Two horses were hit by two vehicles in Stearns County. The Sheriff's Office says they got a call about three horses loose on the road near County Road 9 and 165th Street in Eden Lake Township just after 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.

While deputies were on their way two of the horses were struck by two separate vehicles. Sixty-five-year-old Barbara Nistler of Richmond hit one of the horses with her SUV. Nistler's vehicle had minor damage, but she was not hurt. The horse had minor injuries and is expected to recover.

Sixteen-year-old Alex Foehrenbacher of Watkins struck the second horse near the Eden Lake public access. The vehicle had minor damage, he was not hurt. However, the two-year-old horse had to be put down by its owners due to a broken leg.