Two horses had to be euthanized after they were struck by cars in separate incidents Saturday.

The two collisions happened only 10 minutes apart, but in different areas of Essex County. They happened approximately 20 km away from each other.

Essex OPP said a pickup truck hit the first horse on County Road 29 in Kingsville, around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

The other incident involved a car on County Road 15 in Essex.

Neither driver was injured.

However, a vet had to euthanize the horses.