OCSO investigating barrel racer death
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a barrel racer from out of state who competed at the Baker Rodeo on Saturday.
OCSO reports that the rider was thrown from her horse, suffering a fatal injury. Officials said the incident took place just after 1 p.m. Saturday at the Baker Area Community Center off Highway 4.
Deputies said initial indications are the 56-year-old woman was leaving the area down an exit ramp when her galloping horse suddenly moved, causing the rider to strike a pole.
The woman later died of her injuries at her local hospital.
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