Professional bull rider killed in La Grange charity event

Josh Saculla, 28, killed by a bull at the Backyard Bull Bash in La Grange on July 2, 2016_308167

LA GRANGE, Texas (KXAN) — A 28-year-old man died after he was kicked in the chest by a bull at the Backyard Bull Bash near La Grange, Sunday evening.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says Josh Saculla fell off and was kicked by the bull, but was able to get up and out of the ring before he collapsed.

A YouCaring Page set up to pay for medical and funeral expenses describes Saculla, from Bryan, Texas, as a man passionate about bull riding.

In a post to its Facebook page, the Backyard Bull Bash said Saculla was a professional bull rider. “It was a great event for the Ronald McDonald House, and Josh was doing what he loved, but obviously losing someone from the rodeo family like this hurts deeply,” the post said.

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