Illinois Horse Trailer Rollover Accident Case Continued

The case against the former owner of horses involved in a rollover trailer accident in Lake County, Ill., last October has been continued for a pre-trial hearing on April 14, according the clerk for Lake Circuit Court Judge Patrick N. Lawler.

On Monday, March 3, Keith O. Tongen, 49, pleaded not guilty to four Class A misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty and one Class B charge of animal owner duties violation.

The accident occurred Oct. 27 when a semi truck hauling 59 draft horses in a double-decker trailer from Indiana to Minnesota overturned in Wadsworth, Ill. A total of 17 horses perished due to accident-related injuries, either on the scene or within days of the incident.

For more information see Court Date for Owner of Horses in Illinois Trailer Accident.

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