The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a driver has been ticketed for leaving the scene of a crash involving an animal that killed a local family's beloved horse. 

Deputies say they tracked down 41-year-old Jeremy Dosiek of Victor after social media posts identified his car. 

Officials say Dosiek told them he thought he had hit a deer when he hit “Ed” the horse on Mendon Center Road last Friday. 

Ed had gotten out on to the road.

The horse had been a family pet for more than a decade.