An 88-year-old woman has died after the tractor and baler she was driving Sunday afternoon caught fire near Brooks, Alta.
Paramedics responded to a rural residence near Tilley, Alta., just after 3:30 p.m. where they found the woman with severe burns “to her entire body.”
“She was conversing with paramedics at the scene and also en route to the Brooks Health Centre, where [EMS] rendezvoused with STARS,” said an EMS spokesperson.
STARS transported the woman to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.
RCMP said Monday Mary-Jane Wickert died from her injuries. No one else was injured in the incident.
Fire crews told RCMP it appeared a part of the baler machine had caught fire. The incident is still under investigation.
Tilley is about 200 kilometres southeast of Calgary.
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