Tennessee horse trainer dies in Kentucky crash - WKRN News 2

Tennessee horse trainer dies in Kentucky crash

Posted: Updated: Oct 7, 2013 08:11 AM CDT
Photo courtesy of the iReport2 Network Photo courtesy of the iReport2 Network
Photo courtesy of the iReport2 Network Photo courtesy of the iReport2 Network
GALLATIN COUNTY, Ky. -

A well-known horse trainer from Murfreesboro lost his life Sunday morning in a car accident.

Jeff Givens was killed on Interstate 71 in Gallatin County, Kentucky, just southwest of Cincinnati.

Givens was coming back from a horse show in Ohio, hauling five horses in a trailer, three of which also died in the crash.

Sources told News 2 the horses that passed away were named Maxximize, Incredible and Trigger on the Prowl.

One horse had to have stitches and the other is okay.

Investigators said Givens lost control of his truck and over-corrected before hitting the guardrail around 8:30 a.m.  The horse trailer went over the rail and into a ravine.

According to sources, Givens' passenger, Tim "Lightning" Taylor was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with a broken shoulder and ribs.

First responders said wet roads may have played a role in the accident.  The area received heavy rain over the weekend.

The crash remains under investigation.

Givens competed in the Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville and had an exhibit on display with a champion horse at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...More >>
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...More >>
  • 38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

    38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:09:20 GMT
    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.More >>
    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.More >>
  • Giles County student injured, another charged in fight over gum

    Giles County student injured, another charged in fight over gum

    A Giles County middle school student is facing criminal charges and his classmate facial surgery after the two got into a fight over gum.More >>
    A Giles County middle school student is facing criminal charges and his classmate facial surgery after the two got into a fight over gum.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKRN (Young Broadcasting station). All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.