A young barrel racer in the US has died after being trapped under her horse as they finished a competition in Missouri.
Kalee Chandler, 12, was competing in a barrel race at a rodeo in Adrian on Saturday night when her horse suffered a fatal heart attack after heading for the finish line and crashing into a gate, a witness said.
The accident comes only three months after the fatal accident of pro barrel racer Lara Dewees, 27, who died after an accident in Mississippi.
Kaylee, from Butler, Missouri, was pinned under the horse until it was able to be moved. Paramedics performed CPR before Kaylee was taken by ambulance to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
The youngster remained on life support in intensive care until she died on Monday afternoon.
The rodeo Kaylee had been competing in was to benefit veterans on Armed Forces Day.
Kalee Chandler is survived by her parents, Wade and Kasey Chandler and grandparents Wesley and Janie Chandler and Jerry and Marsha Ours.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Mullinax Funeral Home of Butler.