NC teen dies after being kicked in head by horse

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Destiny Paige Stafford (Image via WSOC)

GASTONIA, N.C. — A Gastonia teen has died after she was kicked in the head by a horse after being thrown off the animal Saturday.

Destiny Stafford, 15, was riding her dad’s horse at her aunt’s house Saturday afternoon in Gastonia when the accident happened.

The teenager was airlifted to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte where she was originally placed on life support.

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