Stagecoach wrecks downtown, horses down

By on July 16, 2013

IMG_0739JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The downtown stagecoach crashed today at approximately 3:30 p.m. on South Willow Street between East Pearl Avenue and East Simpson Street. The accident occurred just outside the Town Hall and headquarters to the Jackson Hole Police Department and Teton County Sheriff’s Office. Several officers responded immediately.

Bystanders say they heard a terrible crunching sound and then a crack. That crack was the tongue slitting loose from the Jackson Hole Stagecoach with two draft horses dragging it and struggling to get free of their harnesses. Finally, both horses went down, according to one eye-witness. At least one parked vehicle suffered damage in the incident.

Both draft horses were shaken but up and being attended to by concessionaire staff. The stagecoach is operated by Castagno Outfitters. They have had no reported incidents or safety concerns since taking over the concession in 2006.

There was no immediate report of any injuries.

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