Vigil held for Sapulpa teen likely killed in horseback riding accident

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SAPULPA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • A Sapulpa teen disappeared after he went out on a horse and the horse came back without him.
  • After a search, a family friend reportedly found the boy dead.
  • Family members say they believe the horse took off running and dragged the boy.
  • A vigil is scheduled June 2 in Kellyville at 8 p.m.
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A vigil was held Friday for a Sapulpa teen who was killed he left his home on a horse and didn't return.

Investigators say the horse returned without the boy Tuesday, and Creek County deputies and Sapulpa police officers began searching for the boy just before 9 p.m. 

Deputies say a family friend found the boy's body just before 11:30 p.m. A medical examiner is working to confirm a cause of death; investigators believe it was an accident.


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Family members say they believe the boy's horse was provoked by other horses, likely throwing him from the saddle and dragging him.

They confirmed that the child was named Cash Lawrence. 

A vigil took place Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m. on the Kellyville football field.

Family members say Lawrence competed in track and field, even making a pole vault out of supplies he found on the family's small ranch, and looked forward to joining the seventh grade basketball team in Kellyville.

He and his brother were set to compete in a youth rodeo Wednesday. Family members say he wanted to become a bull rider.

His funeral will be held Monday at the Cross Bars Arena in Mounds at 2 p.m.

Donations for the family can be sent to:

Cash Lawrence Memorial
P.O. BOX 541 Glenpool, OK 74033
 

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