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Va. girl dies after car hits horse she was riding

Monday - 6/20/2011, 12:42pm  ET

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police are investigating an accident that killed an 11-year-old horse rider in Stafford County.

Sgt. Les Tyler tells The Free Lance-Star that the horse "got spooked," ran into the road and was hit by a car. The accident occurred Sunday night on Mount Olive Road.

Tyler identified the victim as Yasmine Deleon.

Deleon died at a local hospital. The driver of the car was injured and the horse died at the scene.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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