Woman killed in freak accident with horse

The Pierce County medical examiner’s office is awaiting results from an autopsy to determine what caused the death of a South Kitsap woman.

Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office reported that Lovette P. Parrish, 61, was pronounced dead at a Tacoma hospital after she suffered fatal injuries in a fall involving a horse on March 12.

Deputy Scott Wilson, KCSO spokesman, said the accident, which happened about 1:55 p.m., occurred in the 14000 block of Horseshoe Avenue SW in South Kitsap.

Wilson said Parrish, who was living at a home on Horseshoe Avenue SW, was riding an Arabian male horse.

Investigators reported that witnesses said they heard noises from the horse and saw the horse rear up with the woman on its back and land on her. She suffered severe injuries and transported to Tacoma General Hospital by a South Kitsap Fire and Rescue medic unit.

Wilson said she died at the hospital.

He said she was an “experienced” horse rider.


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