Ann Drummond, 47, was found rolling around and screaming for help in a field in Bathgate, near Edinburgh, on Tuesday night.
Ann, who is believed to have four kids, was found with a serious head injury along with another 47-year-old man who is being treated for serious burns at Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary.
A police source told the local paper the Daily Record: “She was hit in the head before being driven to the farm and the car set alight.”
Cops have confirmed they are treating the mum’s death as suspicious and inquiries are continuing.
The alarm was raised after a farm worker spotted the burning car in a field near to Drumcross Farm in the Bathgate hills.
Ann, from Livingston, passed away a short time after being rushed to hospital.
“Nobody deserves to die like that”
Writing on Facebook, son Jake Smart posted a picture of Ann and said: “My beautiful mum.”
A family friend told the Daily Record: “It’s a tragedy. My daughter is friends with her son. They are all devastated.”
Another pal, who did not want to be named, added: “She was close to her kids and loved her dogs. This is just terrible, nobody deserves to die like that.”
Detectives are still trying to establish exactly what happened, but are keen to talk to the surviving man – who his currently in a serious condition.
A police source said: “Officers are waiting to talk to the man. He is still receiving treatment in hospital.”
Police Scotland have released a statement on the incident confirming that an investigation is ongoing.
A spokesman said: “Police in West Lothian can now confirm the identity of a woman who died in the Bathgate area.
“She was Ann Drummond from Livingston.
“The 47-year-old was found alongside a 47-year-old man, having both sustained significant burn injuries near to Drumcross Farm on Tuesday, June 25.
“Ann sadly passed away in hospital on Thursday June 27, while the man remains in a serious condition in hospital.
“Her death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries into this matter are continuing.”