10 Year Old Texas Boy Dies After Freak Accident at Louisiana Rodeo
Legend Kell Williamson, a 10-year-old boy from Lufkin, Texas, was killed in a freak rodeo accident in DeRidder, Louisiana over the weekend.
Tragic news being reported from our news partners at KWTX from the Texas Junior High Rodeo in DeRidder, Louisiana from over the weekend after, according to Chief Detective Sylvester Demond, with the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office, the horse Legend was riding in a warm-up pen suffered a heart attack or brain aneurysm causing the horse to raise up and fall on the boy.
Legend was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. “It’s just a freak accident, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and the rodeo community,” Denmond said.
Raegan Williamson, Legends mom, talked with Shandel Menezes from CBS19, saying, "As I was crying out to God to save my son, and I was begging him not to take my son, I knew Legend was going to lead thousands of people to Christ, that was his mission in life.”
Legends dad, Kelly Williamson, said, “If he touches more people after death than he did before, then his life was worth it. If he touches one more person after death than before, then the ten years we got to spend with him, we won’t feel like we were robbed.”
Legend had recently opened his first bank account just prior to the competition at Commercial Bank of Texas. That bank has set up a benefit account to help out the Williamsons, those interested in donating can do so HERE.
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