Child Dies in Accident

4-12-05 – A nine year old child died after he was kicked by a horse in a remote area in Durant. Police say Kevin Sheffield was playing in a pasture at his home on Cale Switch Road when he was kicked in the head.

Authorities believe the child tried to pet a colt, when he was kicked by the mare.

A family member found the injured boy around 6:00 p.m. A medical helicopter flew him to a Dallas hospital where he died late Monday night.