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Woman dies after horseback riding accident in southern Utah

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Posted at 8:15 PM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-06 22:33:07-04

PAROWAN, Utah — A woman died over the weekend after falling from a horse in southern Utah.

The Iron County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the accident occurred Saturday evening in Parowan.

Shawna Lovell, 32, was riding for the first time in 13 years when the horse was spooked by an ATV, a friend of hers told FOX 13. She was thrown off and suffered severe head injuries. Later that same day, she passed away at the St. George Regional Hospital.

Lovell leaves behind a husband and four children, according to a GoFundMe set up to help the family with funeral costs and other expenses.