Who is Breanna Chadwick? Georgia woman, 20, killed by horse in FREAK rodeo accident

Breanna Chadwick was attending a function organized by the Murray County Saddle Club in Chatsworth when the freak tragedy happened


                            Who is Breanna Chadwick? Georgia woman, 20, killed by horse in FREAK rodeo accident
Breanna Chadwick
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A 20-year-old woman died last Friday, July 8, at a rodeo event in Georgia. Breanna Chadwick was attending a function organized by the Murray County Saddle Club in Chatsworth when the freak tragedy happened. A Murray County Fire Department representative told the Dalton Daily Citizen that a horse in the arena crashed into a gate and injured Chadwick, who later died at a hospital. Chadwick's sister Kristin wrote a Facebook post that mentioned Chadwick fighting for her life.

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The post read: "Lord, Please Pray for my sister Breanna Chadwick. She has been in a horrible accident. We need all the prayers we can get for her. They [are] airlifting her to Erlanger Hospital and the Drs said to prepare for the worse!" She begged the audience to pray for her sister.

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Kristin Chadwick's Facebook post (Kristin Chadwick/Facebook)
Kristin Chadwick's Facebook post (Kristin Chadwick/Facebook)

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According to another family member of hers named Kristy, Chadwick was put on a ventilator. Besides, she had zero brain activity. Kristy Chadwick wrote on Facebook: "While we are in so much pain and have so many questions of why. We have great comfort in knowing she is in a much better place and its all in Gods plan."

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Kristy Byess Chadwick's Facebook Post (Kristy Byess Chadwick/Facebook)
Kristy Byess Chadwick's Facebook Post (Kristy Byess Chadwick/Facebook)

The Murray County Saddle Club, where this horrific incident took place, also posted on Facebook. It mentioned that they would continue with the shows at the request of Chadwick's family. "After a lot of tears and heavy considerations, we have spoken with a member of the Chadwick family," they wrote. "We will have a candlelight vigil in honor of Breanna Chadwick."

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Murray County Saddle Club's Facebook Post (Murray County Saddle Club/Facebook)
Murray County Saddle Club's Facebook Post (Murray County Saddle Club/Facebook)

Chadwick was pursuing her education at Reinhardt University to become a third-grade teacher. Her obituary read as follows: "She [Chadwick] always had a beautiful smile and was full of sass. You could always find her at Chick-fil-A getting a lemonade or at Bruster’s getting a single scoop of birthday cake ice cream. She loved the color teal, her jeep, Lily, and Peanut, but most of all she loved her family and friends. She grew up playing softball, basketball, and lacrosse and was attending Reinhardt University to be a 3rd-grade teacher. She loved all kids and they loved her. She touched so many lives and will continue for many years."

A GoFundMe campaign was established for her family as well as for her burial costs. Currently, a total of $23,925 have been raised.

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Other Incidents

At rodeos, accidents happen pretty often. An 18-year-old bull rider was knocked out by a charging bull in February. Luckily, his father was able to rush into the ring and prevent him from being crushed.

Another incident involving horses took place in March. A truck towing a horse trailer rear-ended another vehicle before several other cars also collided on a highway. The horse was unharmed, but a van headed to a funeral home was engaged in the collision. Amid the commotion, a body was thrown out onto the road from the van.

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