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Teen Skier Who Died In Tree Collision Was From Texas

WINTER PARK, Colo. (CBS4) - A 17-year-old girl is the latest person to die at a Colorado ski resort.

The teenager hit her head on a tree on Wednesday afternoon at Winter Park resort.


The crash happened on an intermediate trail, and the ski patrol said she wasn't wearing a helmet. The Associated Press reported that she was Alicyn Mitcham of Colmesneil, Texas, and that she fell on the Forget-Me-Not run in the Parsenn Bowl.

The crash marks the second death involving a skier in Colorado in less than a week.

A 26-year-old skier died after falling on an expert run at Breckenridge on Friday. He was wearing a helmet but suffered severe head trauma.

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