Hudson ISD Police Department
A Texas community is mourning the loss of a “phenomenal young man” who died Sunday in a tragic accident at the Texas Junior High Rodeo in Louisiana.
10-year-old Legend Williamson died when the horse he was riding suffered a heart attack or brain aneurysm and fell on the boy, reports KPLC.
The horse died immediately and Williamson was taken to a local hospital, where he died. Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s detective, Sylvester Denmond, called the incident as a “freak accident.”
Legend, who is from Lufkin, Texas, was remembered by the Hudson ISD Police Department who wrote in a Facebook post:
“Legend was a phenomenal young man. He was absolutely a blessing to all who knew him. You could not help but to love him and his sweet personality. The most respectful, polite, helpful, caring, and spirited young man. Talking to him was a true joy, mixed with an awe of amazement. Legend will be greatly missed & the world will not be the same without him. Praying for the Williamson Family.”
Legend’s family issued a statement through Pineywoods Youth Rodeo, saying they are “heartbroken & paralyzed with unimaginable grief.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Williamson family.