Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 --- 3:30p.m.
Release from Iowa County Sheriff's Department:
On 10-31-12 at approximately 6:36 AM the Iowa County Sheriffs Office was notified of a fatal motor vehicle accident on County Road C in the Town of Arena. A 2000 Mazada Protégé driven by Joan E Hook, 53 of Arena was westbound on County Road C one tenth of mile east of High Point Road when her vehicle struck two horses that were standing in the westbound lane of County Road C. Joan Hook was pronounced deceased at the scene by Deputy Coroner Ginne Haas. Hook was wearing a seatbelt at the time.
One horse was killed as a result of the collision and the other had to be destroyed due to severe injuries. The owners of the horses were identified as Eric Brown and Susan Dietlein-Brown,Arena.