- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

DAYTON, Texas (AP) - Investigators say a 3-year-old boy has died after being kicked by a horse while at his family’s rural Houston-area home.

The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened Wednesday night at a residence near Dayton.

Dayton police say the horse kicked the boy in the chest. The child was transported to a Houston hospital and later died. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Further details weren’t immediately available on the horse.

Dayton is 30 miles northeast of Houston.

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