Teenage Rodeo Performer Trampled to Death by Horse

A teenage rider taking part in a rodeo in New Jersey has died from injuries he received when he was thrown from a horse and trampled, state police said Sunday.

Nineteen-year-old bareback rider Coy Lutz was trampled during his performance Saturday night at the Cowtown Rodeo in Pilesgrove, about 35 miles southwest of Philadelphia. The Howard, Pennsylvania, resident died a short time later at a hospital.

Further details on the accident were not immediately available Sunday.

Cowtown touts itself as the oldest weekly running rodeo in the U.S. It opened in 1929.

No other injuries were reported.

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