Woman Dies In Horse Riding Accident In Dutchess County

(Dover, NY) -- A 23 year old woman is dead in a horse riding accident in Dutchess County. State Police from the Dover Plains barracks say it happened yesterday on Byrds Hill Road in the Town of Dover. They say Samantha Calzone of Connecticut was riding her horse on a family farm around 10:45 a.m. when, for an unknown reason, her horse reared up and fell on top of the rider. Calzone was pronounced dead at the scene.

Northern Dutchess Paramedics and the Dutchess County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene.

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