LIVINGSTON — Three people were taken to area hospitals after a car and a pickup truck collided in Livingston on Sunday afternoon, state police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman said Monday.

The pickup truck was hauling a horse trailer that contained one horse. The animal was not injured, Lowman said.

At about 1:26 p.m., a car driven south on Route 9H by Julia Walsh, 21, of Katonah made a left turn onto Route 82 and collided with a pickup truck driven north on Route 9H by Brianne Valentino, 30, of Hudson, Lowman said.

After colliding with the car, the truck veered off the road and down a small embankment before coming to rest. The horse trailer remained attached to the truck and upright.

Columbia County 911 sent Livingston Fire Company and Northern Dutchess Paramedics to the Bells Pond intersection after receiving several reports of the crash.

While rescue crews were examining the drivers and passengers, the horse was walked up the road to a quiet location, until another horse trailer arrived on the scene. The horse was put in the trailer and driven away.

Fire officials requested that additional ambulances respond to the scene and three Greenport Rescue Squad ambulances arrived.

Walsh and two occupants in her vehicle were brought to area hospitals. Their injuries were not life-threatening, Lowman said.

Fire police directed traffic through the scene. Route 9H was closed until the crash was cleared.

Firefighters were on the scene for about 90 minutes. State police investigated.

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