Ninilchik woman dies in horse attack

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008

ANCHORAGE - A 48-year-old Ninilchik woman died Saturday after she was attacked by her stud horse.

Alaska State Troopers said Sherrill Yates-Lukinich died before emergency responders arrived on the scene in the Caribou Hills.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said Yates-Lukinich was working with the horse alone in a barn, so what prompted the attack was unclear.

Peters said the woman's husband heard the commotion after the horse began stomping and biting her. The husband pulled the horse off of his wife.

According to Peters, the husband "took it upon himself to get rid of the horse."

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