- Marlène Seguin, 27, was an equestrian correspondent for the LCI tv station
- She died after she fell from her horse while riding in Champdieu in the Loire
- Police investigating the cause of Seguin’s death have not yet ruled out foul play
A high-profile French TV journalist died after she fell from her horse while riding in the Loire valley.
Marlène Seguin, 27, who worked as an equestrian correspondent for the television channel LCI died after her horse bolted in Champdieu on Monday.
Police investigating the incident have not yet ruled out foul play, but say the current evidence strongly suggests her death was a result of a tragic accident.
High-profile French TV journalist Marlène Seguin, 27, died after falling from her horse
The popular presenter was riding her own horse near Champdieu in the Loire valley
Police investigating Seguin’s death have not ruled out foul play but believe it was accidental
According to France Bleu, locals found Seguin’s horse walking on its own along the road from Jobert to Champdieu.
A few moments later they found the journalist lying in a ditch unconscious and not breathing at around 5.20pm on Monday.
Emergency workers attempted to resuscitate Seguin without any success.
Investigators have determined that when Seguin, who was an accomplished rider, left her home at 4pm, she was wearing her safety helmet.
Seguin, pictured, was wearing a safety helmet when she left her house on Monday afternoon