Bull Rider Dies During Rodeo

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 6:14 am
By: News On 6

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) -- A bull rider from Jones died after being trampled by a bull during a weekend rodeo in Prague. The state medical examiner's office says 29-year-old Will Jernigan died Sunday.

Witnesses say the accident happened Saturday night when the bull reared and it appeared Jernigan fell off the back of the bull. The bull continued to rear while Jernigan was trapped in the chute.

Call logs show that ambulance workers reported to dispatch that a bull had stepped on a man's head.

Jernigan has competed as a bull rider in several different rodeos across the country.