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
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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.

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