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Wyoming Woman Killed In Utah County Horse Riding Incident

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SPANISH FORK, Utah – A 35-year-old woman died in Utah County after sustaining fatal head injuries while riding a horse, according to police.

Sergeant Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on a ranch near Interstate 15 near Payson.

The woman was identified as Shauna Ann Martin, from Evanston, Wyoming, and police said Martin had recently moved to Utah County.

Martin was riding a horse when she reportedly fell and struck a pole, causing the injuries.

Cannon said a ranch hand heard Martin scream before she fell and it was immediately clear her injuries were fatal at the scene.