The name of the 5-year-old boy who died Sunday of injuries received in a horseback riding accident at Eagles Nest Trail Farm in Mercer County has not yet been officially released.
“I think they still had some family to notify,” said Mercer County Deputy Sheriff Carol Matt Swaby.
Swaby said the boy reportedly was on a horse being led by his grandfather, Ricky Peyton of Harrodsburg, when the accident occurred.
“We got the call from dispatch at about 6:20,” Swaby said. “The call came in and said that they had been riding horses and the horse had stumbled and the boy had fallen off and the horse had rolled over on him.”
Swaby said the family called 911 on the way to the hospital with the boy.
“I met up with them, at Industry Road, along with EMS,” he said.
The boy was transferred to the care of EMS and rushed to Haggin Memorial Hospital where he died.