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Woman dies after horseback accident

Rider recently moved to Utah County from Wyoming

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PAYSON — A 35-year-old woman was killed in a horseback riding accident near Payson Wednesday evening.

Shauna Ann Martin had just moved to south Utah County from Wyoming, according to a press release from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Martin was riding a horse about 6:15 p.m. at a ranch just west of I-15 near Payson when a ranch hand heard her scream.

“She reportedly fell from the horse and her head struck a pole, causing severe head injuries,” the press release said. “It was clear after the accident that her injuries were fatal.”

No details were released about what may have caused the fall.