07/29/2011 06:35 EDT | Updated 09/28/2011 05:12 EDT

Alberta ATV Accident: Eldery First-Time Driver Dies After Crash Into Barn

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CARSTAIRS, Alta. - A 70-year-old woman who was using an ATV for the first time is dead after she lost control of the machine and drove it into the side of a barn.

The Calgary woman was not wearing a helmet.

A 45-year-old man who was a passenger on the ATV was severely injured but managed to survive.

He wasn't wearing a helmet either.

RCMP say the crash happened Thursday on a farm southwest of Carstairs. (CHUB)