Sadly, just before the Thanksgiving holiday week the first ski death of the 2009-2010 season occurred at Breckenridge Ski Resort. A 14-year-old Colorado Springs girl died Friday after a ski incident on intermediate Spruce trail at Breckenridge. The teen was reportedly “skiing very fast and into a tree,” according to a press release from Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson. The young victim was wearing a helmet, but the collision resulted in fatal injuries. Cause and manner of death are pending investigation but are related to blunt force trauma to the chest, according to Richardson.
A call came in to Ski Patrol at 11:48 a.m. and Flight for Life provided advanced life support before the girl was transported by ambulance to Breckenridge Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, according to the press release.

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