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Falling tree kills horse trail guide in park
Updated on: 06.17.12

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal accident that killed Chelsea Ann Lovett, 20, of Granger, as she was riding a horse in Brown County State Park this afternoon.

She was employed as a trail guide by the Brown County Guided Trail Ride concessionaire at the Saddle Barn in the park.

The accident occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday as the victim was leading a trail ride that originated from the Saddle Barn on the north end of the park property. Shortly into the ride, a dead tree fell, catching the limb of a second tree that then fell and struck Lovett.

She died at the scene.

A second person was taken to Bloomington Hospital with minor injuries sustained from being thrown from a horse when the incident occurred.

Columbus Regional Hospital Ambulance, Nashville Volunteer Fire Department, Nashville Police Department and Brown County State Park personnel assisted the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks and Reservoirs at the scene.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.

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