In Colorado, a 26-year-old man from Silverthorne was killed while snowboarding at Keystone Ski Resort on Friday. According to the Summit County coroner, Eric Haiar apparently lost control while snowboarding on Spring Dipper, an intermediate run, and collided with a tree. As is so often the case with tree collisions, the cause of death was blunt force trauma. Haiar was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
And a 51-year-old woman was found injured at the Pine Knob Ski Resort in Michigan. She was initially able to speak with emergency personnel and told them she had fallen while skiing, struck a tree and crashed into a retaining fence. She was tangled up in the fence but ski patrol personnel were able to free her. The woman crashed into a fence around 7:40 p.m. Friday.
She was suffering from chest pain and was transported down the hill via snowmobile before being taken to the ski patrol office. An ambulance transported her to a local hospital, where she later died due to injuries sustained in the crash. Detectives were sent to the ski lodge to conduct an investigation and obtain photos of the scene.