Young Rider Dies After Horse Collides With Car

Monday, Jun 20, 2011  |  Updated 3:27 PM EDT
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Young Rider Dies After Horse Collides With Car

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An 11-year-old girl died Sunday night after the horse she was riding ran in to a road in Stafford County, Va., The Free Lance-Star reported.

Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler said the horse “got spooked” while running in a field parallel to Mount Olive Road. The horse ran into the road and was hit head-on by a car.

The horse died at the scene and its rider, Yasmine Deleon, was taken to an area hospital, where she died.

The driver of the car also was injured. Her condition is unknown.

There appear to be no traffic violations in the incident, state police told The Free Lance-Star.

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