Farm animals killed in early hours collision with car between Ashby and Coalville
By Graham Hill
6th Jan 2023 | Local News
Five sheep were killed after being hit by a car in the early hours of this morning between Ashby and Coalville.
The incident happened on the A511 between Sinope and Hoo Ash Island - and the road had to be closed in both directions.
Leicestershire Police posted a message on social media overnight which urged drivers to find an alternative route.
It later emerged that a group of sheep had found their way on to the busy route and the collision killed most of the animals - leaving one of them injured.
But the driver was not injured in the incident and the road was re-opened shortly before 4am.
A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: "Just after 2.15am this morning (Friday) a report was received that a car had collided with a number of sheep on the A511.
"Officers attended and found that five sheep had died as a result of the collision and another one was injured.
"The animals were taken away by their owner and the road reopened just after 3.45am."