CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The Hamilton County Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a Soddy-Daisy nurse accidental.

The Medical Examiner's office says Karen Morton died of multiple blunt force trauma wounds as a result of being crushed and kicked by horse.

Morton's body was found Saturday on her Montlake Road property by authorities conducting a well-being check.

Morton's co-workers at Erlanger tell Channel 3 the long-timeE.R. nurse clocked out Friday night and appeared to be in good spirits. When she didn't show up for work the next morning, they asked law enforcement to check on her, which led to the discovery.