A loose mule that escaped from a pen was struck Monday morning by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and later euthanized due to its injuries.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash near Heathercliff Road.
A veterinarian and animal control agents responded to the location, which was blocked off by patrol vehicles. Eastbound lanes on PCH remained closed during the medical aid response.
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The seriously injured animal was euthanized at about 9 a.m., according to City News Service.
Editor's Note: Previous versions of this article indicated the animal was a horse.