The Walking Horse Report has learned that Rachel Hyneman, 13 year old daughter of Rusty Hyneman, was involved in a tragic auto accident with two of her school mates on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.

Rachel was the back seat passenger in a vehicle driven by one of her class mates that reportedly hydroplaned on a busy Memphis road before striking a curb and flipping over into the lanes of oncoming traffic.  Rachel and the driver of the vehicle were air-lifted to The Med Trauma Unit in Memphis, the other passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.  Rachel suffered two broken femurs, a broken tibia and 2 broken vertebrae. She was in surgery until approximately 3:00 AM on Wednesday morning and remains in the ICU.

The Report sends condolences and prayers to all involved.  An address will be made available as soon as possible for get well wishes for Rachel.

For a link to the story in the Memphis Newspaper, Commercial Appeal, please click here.