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2 horses dead, 3 people injured after truck hits riders in NW Miami-Dade

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Dec 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-17 09:29:19-05

A birthday party ended tragically after a pickup truck slammed into a group of partygoers riding horses in Northwest Miami-Dade.

The group was celebrating Ricardo Guerrero’s 24th birthday at El Rancho on 122nd Avenue when witnesses say a few of them decided to go out on five horses.

“The car just run over like all the horses, and my brother he flew like over there,” said Guerrero’s sister, Gabriela.

Witnesses on scene say the driver of the Ford F-150 was speeding.

Guerrero was airlifted to the hospital, while his sister and her boyfriend were transported by ambulance.

Two of the five horses died at the scene.

Family members say Guerrero will remain hospitalized for two more days, and the other two victims will be discharged Saturday night.

The driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene. Authorities have not yet said whether or not he will face any charges.

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Story courtesy of our news partners at NBCMiami.com.