19 year-old rodeo rider, Coy Lutz, died on Saturday night from injuries he received during the Cowtown Rodeo, in New Jersey. The bareback rider was flung from his horse and trampled to death.
Source: Coy Lutz Facebook
According to Buzzfeed News, Lutz was kicked by his horse after he fell off his back. The 19-year-old was immediately taken to a hospital, but unfortunately he died from the injuries.
A statement was posted on the Cowtown Rodeo Facebook page, following the incident. The statement reads: “Cowtown Rodeo and The Harris Family extend our heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Lutz Family for the tragic loss of their son, Coy. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved him.“
R.I.P. Coy Lutz.