Woman dies in Kansas after being bucked from a mule

Authorities in east-central Kansas say a woman has died after being thrown from a mule during a weekend ride.

The accident happened Sunday night in the Osage County town of Vassar. The rider's name had not been released as of Tuesday, but the sheriff's office says she was not from the county.

Investigators said two people were riding the mule when it was spooked by a loud noise from a passing vehicle. The mule bucked, throwing the female rider.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The other rider was unhurt.