NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - A woman badly burned in a fire pit behind her Northampton home on Saturday has died.
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan told 22News that Jennifer Driver-Nelson, 50, died at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Sunday morning.
According to Sullivan, Driver-Nelson's husband called police Saturday afternoon after he looked out the window of their Marshall Street home to find that his wife's bathrobe was on fire. Firefighters discovered that she had burns over much of her body, and she was rushed to Baystate Medical Center.
From Baystate, she was then airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital's burn unit , which Sullivan said is standard procedure when someone is so severely burned.
The district attorney says that this was not a violent crime, and there is no foul play involved, but the case remains under investigation. Her body is being analyzed by the state's medical examiner.