Kinsley woman dies after falling from mule

VASSAR— Faye Ann Dye, 57, of Kinsley, was killed after falling from a mule Dec. 15 near Lamont Hill.

The Osage County Sheriff's Office was called around 6 p.m. that evening to a woman who had fallen from a mule. According to a press release issued by the department, two subjects had been riding mules near the 23000 block of State Highway 368, when a loud vehicle scared the mules into running, dislodging Kinsley.

The other rider said the mules broke into a run when startled by two loud trucks. He said Kinsley was a less experience rider and was uncomfortable riding at fast pace.

Radio traffic indicated responders at the scene called off an inbound LifeStar, and that the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. According to Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn, the woman was not from Osage County. The sheriff had been attempting to reach next of kin, which are located out of state, and did not release a name until Dec. 18.

The other rider and neither mule were injured in the incident.

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