Turlock teen and her horse killed by distracted driver

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A Turlock teenager died over the weekend from injuries suffered when a pickup truck hit her while she was riding her horse.

Summer Gardner Vigil, 19, had been in a Modesto hospital since the accident on Wednesday. She had suffered a severe brain injury, her family members said.

Her horse, Riggs, died at the scene of the crash.

On Wednesday morning, the young woman was riding on the right shoulder of the westbound lane of East Harding Road, a two-lane rural road near the south edge of Turlock, the California Highway Patrol said.

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