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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.

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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.

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