Two people were seriously injured Wednesday in southeast Nebraska in a collision between a Honda and a horse-drawn cart.

The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Nebraska Highway 8 a little more than one mile east of Pawnee City, the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office said.

The crash involved an eastbound 1994 Accord, driven by Kyle Clow, 25, of Pawnee City, and the eastbound horse cart, driven by Kenneth Yoder, 23, also of Pawnee City, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Honda struck the rear of the cart, authorities said, and Yoder was thrown from the cart. The horse, which may have been tossed over the top of the Accord, was killed, authorities said.

Clow and Yoder were taken to Pawnee County Memorial Hospital in Pawnee City and later transferred to a Lincoln hospital with injuries that authorities did not consider life-threatening.

Early morning sun may have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation, authorities said.

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