Girl, 12, dies, sister injured when horse falls on them

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a horse ridden by two children in Los Angeles reared up and then fell on them, crushing one girl to death.

Authorities say 12-year-old Yolanda Ceja died at a hospital shortly after Tuesday night’s accident at the Lake View Recreation Center.

Her 4-year-old sister was hospitalized in critical but stable condition with a possible collapsed lung. She is expected to survive.

KCBS-TV reports that both girls were riding and their mother was guiding the horse when for some reason it reared up. The girls slid off and the horse fell on them.

The 12-year-old had no pulse and wasn’t breathing when rescuers reached her.

Authorities haven’t determined what spooked the horse.

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