By PETER STRESCINO A La Vista corrections facility inmate died last week after collapsing while working in a farm field on South Road.
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Bonnie Neal, 43, died at Parkview Medical Center on Thursday, according to Pueblo County Coroner James Kramer.
Kramer said she died after suffering a pulmonary embolism while she was picking watermelons. She had only been an inmate at La Vista for a couple of days.
The coroner did not have Neal's hometown. Calls to the Colorado Department of Corrections were not returned and a staffer at Parkview said the only information they had on Neal listed her being from the prison facility.
Neal was part of a program that allows prisoners to work in the fields of local farmers.