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Four championship horses killed in multi-vehicle wreck involving semi truck

Four championship horses were killed in a serious multi-vehicle wreck in Louisiana on Sunday. 

The accident happened on June 6th in Grosse Tete on eastbound Interstate 10. 

According to ABC 2 News, the pile-up accident involved five vehicles, including the semi truck that rear-ended the horse trailer. No people were killed in the wreck, but four of the five championship Arabian horses in the trailer died as a result of the accident. They were on their way back from a horse show in Fort Worth, Texas. 

“Four of them are dead. Somebody lost their beloved animal,” said Joel Gangi, who trained the five horses. 

“A couple of them have already been United States National and Reserve National champions. That’s the highest honor an Arabian horse can actually receive.”

Although the official financial value of the horses lost has not been released, Gangi says the horses in the trailer amounted to well over a half million dollars.  

“I don’t think anyone is doing well. I think they’re all suffering a tremendous loss,” they said. 

The exact cause of the crash has not been released.