A Wheaton woman died after she fell off a horse and hit her head, Kendall County officials said Tuesday.
Susan Kelly, 54, was at Judgement Farm, 3428 Roth Road, in Oswego Monday when she fell off a horse, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. She was wearing a helmet but sustained internal head injuries.
"People fall off their horses quite often but this is the first one (fatality) I've heard of in this area in my 20 years," said Deputy Commander Brian Jahp, with the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. "It was one of those weird things, just the way she landed."
Jahp did not know what caused Kelly to fall off the horse.
Deputies were called to the facility around 7:30 p.m. Oswego emergency officials took Kelly to the Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, where she died, officials said.
When Kelly fell off the horse, her head hit a concrete footing, said Kane County Coroner Rob Russell.
"It was just a tragic accident."
Her preliminary cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma to the head.
Officials with Judgement Farm could not immediately be reached. According to the facility's website, Judgement Farm is a full service hunter/jumper barn.