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Marion Co. Man Found Dead

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MARION CO. -- A man was found dead after a strange series of events.

Columbia firefighters responded to a call just off Highway 13 S around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

They were able to quickly distinguish a small electrical fire.

Shortly after, a call came in to police that an accident happened just down the road. A vehicle had run into a horse.

While responding to that scene, they heard a woman scream that she found a body.

Marion Co. Coroner Norma Williamson say id the victim is Bobby Thompson, 64.  He was the owner of the home that caught on fire and the horse that was hit within hours of each other.

She said it appeared he had suffered from a stroke while riding the horse.

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