FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Virginia State Police are investigating an accident that killed an 11-year-old horse rider in Stafford County.

Sgt. Les Tyler tells The Free Lance-Star that the horse “got spooked,” ran into the road and was hit by a car.

The accident occurred Sunday night on Mount Olive Road.

Tyler identified the victim as Yasmine Deleon.

Deleon died at a local hospital. The driver of the car was injured and the horse died at the scene.