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Amy-Jane White, 23, dies falling from horse on Dartmoor

Amy-Jane White and a horse. Image copyright Facebook
Image caption Amy-Jane White was killed in what her mother called a "terrible accident"

A 23-year-old woman whose passion was riding has died in a fall from a horse.

Amy-Jane White was killed in what her mother called a "terrible accident" on Dartmoor on Monday.

Amanda White said her daughter, who worked as a carer and lived in Plympton, suffered a very serious accident at Yelverton.

She was taken to a local hospital with head trauma, where Mrs White said doctors tended to Amy so her family had time to say goodbye to her.

Mrs White said she was keen to trace the doctors so she could thank them for her "last few hours" with her daughter.

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Ms White's boyfriend, Daniel Huggins, 31, said: "I have lost a lover, friend and soulmate.

"She died doing her greatest love in her life, riding horses."

One friend said the 23-year-old told her: "If you go on a horse or bike you'll be happy."

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