Driver hurt after hitting horse in highway

A small pickup struck a horse standing in the middle of Highway 5 north of Keytesville, Missouri. It happened at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. (MGN Online)

A northern Missouri driver was hurt when his small pickup truck hit a horse in the highway.

It happened at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 5 about five miles north of Keytesville, Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said John Pope, 48, of Keytesville, was southbound on Highway 5 when his pickup struck a horse in the roadway.

Pope suffered moderate injuries.

He was taken by ambulance to Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Pope was not buckled up.