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Horse throws owner’s daughter off its back before killing her by kicking her head

By Mason White 1:26 PM July 28, 2015
Destiny Stafford 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A girl was killed by her father’s horse after being thrown off its back and being kicked in the head, police in North Carolina said.

15-year-old Destiny Stafford of Gastonia, was riding her father’s horse at her aunt’s on Saturday, when the tragic incident unfolded.

According to the police investigation, the horse threw her off its back. While trying to get up, the horse kicked her in the head.

She was taken to the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, where she died of a head injury. The family decided to donate the teen’s organs to help other people in need.

An organization that helps people with donating their loved one’s organs said that as many as eight people will benefit from Stafford’s organs.