19-year-old bareback rider Coy Lutz pronounced dead after injuries suffered during bareback horse riding competition at CowTown Rodeo’s Opening Night of 2016
PILESGROVE TWP. — Last night, May 28, 2016, Coy Lutz (19-years-old of Hopeland, PA) was rushed to the hospital after suffering critical injuries during his performance bareback riding last night at the local rodeo’s opening night celebrating its 62nd consecutive season. Apparently, Lutz was knocked off of the horse and then trampled by the animal during his bareback riding performance last night.
Lutz was a First Frontier Circuit professional bareback rider, according to the circuit’s official Facebook Page. The First Frontier Circuit “provide(s) professional rodeos in the twelve New England states, including NJ, PA, DE, NY, CT, MD, WV, MA, RI, NH, VT, ME and DC, approved by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA)” according to its official Facebook Page.
See the video from 6ABC News of Philadelphia on last night’s tragic incident at CowTown Rodeo.
Video credit and source: http://6abc.com/news/new-jersey-rodeo-rider-killed-in-accident/1361282/
Below is a Facebook post from CowTown Rodeo’s official page in regards to the tragic incident that occurred last night:
We give our and Salem County’s sincere condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Coy Lutz.
More details will be shared as anymore details are shared by officials.