PUEBLO, Colo. — Kelly Reno, 18, who played the boy marooned with a beautiful horse in the 1979 film, "The Black Stallion," suffered a broken leg and possible internal injuries in a car accident early Monday, a spokeswoman for St. Mary Corwin Hospital said.
Reno, of Pueblo, was involved in an auto accident, along with 15-year-old Lynette Tuttle of Pueblo, said hospital Nursing Supervisor Cherry Trimble.
Reno's mother, Ruth Reno, told the Colorado State Patrol that her son said he was driving at the time of the accident.
Trimble said Reno, who is listed in serious condition, suffered a collapsed lung and possible kidney injuries in addition to the broken leg. Tuttle is being treated for a broken ankle, abrasions and contusions, Trimble said.
Patrolman Al Hecht of the patrol said a preliminary investigation shows that Reno's pickup truck was northbound in the right-hand lane on Interstate 25, attempting to pass two semi trucks in the left northbound lane, when the accident occurred.
Tire marks indicate that Reno's truck veered to the left, colliding with the front semi truck, Hecht said.
"He lost control, skidded into the median, rolled 2 1/2 times and both occupants in the truck were thrown out," Hecht said.
Reno's truck ended up in the southbound lane of the highway, resting on its top, Hecht said. No specific cause has been determined for the accident.