Woman dies after horse-riding accident in southwest of Lucas

- Published: 11 July 2016
Woman dies after horse-riding accident in southwest of Lucas

A lady killed Saturday after the horse she was riding fell and arrived on her in Stephens State Forest, southwest of Lucas, Iowa, authorities said. 

The mischance happened right away before 2 p.m. The lady, whose character has not been discharged, was transported to a healing facility in Des Moines, where she killed, as indicated by an Iowa Department of Natural Resources news discharge.

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Chariton Fire and Rescue and the Lucas County Sheriff's Department helped at the scene. A portion of U.S. Expressway 65, which runs only east of the recreation center, was shut quickly so a crisis helicopter could arrive there and transport the casualty to a doctor's facility, said Kevin Baskins, representative for the DNR, which is exploring the mischance. 

Lucas is around 50 miles south of Des Moines. 

A portion of the recreation center's trails were wet Saturday, because of climate, and the DNR is researching whether that could have been a component in the mishap, Baskins said. 

The DNR is additionally attempting to decide precisely where the mishap happened and whether the casualty was on an assigned equestrian trail when she fell, he said. Crisis responders had effectively expelled the harmed lady from the mischance scene when a DNR officer arrived Saturday, he said. 

The lady was with one other individual when the mishap happened, Baskins said. 

Further points of interest were not accessible Sunday. 

Stephens State Forest has numerous equestrian trails, as indicated by the DNR.