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A 19-Year-Old Rider Was Trampled To Death At A Rodeo

The bareback rider was flung from his horse at the Cowtown Rodeo in New Jersey.

Posted on May 29, 2016, at 3:22 p.m. ET

A 19-year-old rodeo rider died Saturday night from injuries he received in an accident during the Cowtown Rodeo in New Jersey, state police said.

Coy Lutz / Via

Coy Lutz, a bareback rider, was trampled during his performance at the rodeo in Pilesgrove, police spokesperson Sgt. Jeff Flynn told BuzzFeed News.

Coy Lutz / Via

Lutz in a Facebook photo posted on April 17.

Lutz was kicked by the horse after he fell off its back.

The teen, who hailed from Hopeland, Pennsylvania, was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The organizers of the rodeo, which opened Saturday night, wrote in a Facebook post that they extended their "heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Lutz Family for the tragic loss of their son."

Cowtown Rodeo / Via Facebook: cowtownrodeo

"During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved him," they said.