CHP news release

“On 07/28/19 at approximately 11:05 AM, a horseback rider was riding a horse near US-395, just north of Cactus Flats Rd. in Olancha, CA.

At the same time, Mark Langford of Bishop, CA, was driving his pickup pulling a travel trailer southbound on US-395 at approximately 55-60 MPH and was approaching the horse and rider.

As the pickup approached the horse and rider, he observed the horse rear up. Mr. Langford attempted to move to the left to give them room, but the horse suddenly bolted into the southbound lane of US-395. The horse ran directly into the right side of the pickup and trailer.  Both the horse and rider both sustained immediate fatal injuries from the collision. There were no injuries to the occupants of the pickup.

This collision is still under investigation by Bishop CHP. The identity of the deceased party will be released through the Inyo County Coroners Office.”