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Ski Resort Settles Lawsuit Involving Fatal Lift Accident

DENVER (AP) - The family of a Texas woman who died after falling from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort as she was riding up with her two young daughters has settled a wrongful death lawsuit. The girls' father filed the lawsuit, claiming that staff at Ski Granby Ranch knew the lift was unsafe before the December 2016 accident that killed 40-year-old Kelly Huber of San Antonio and severely injured her daughters, then 9 and 12.

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Kelly Huber (credit Huber Family)

The lift malfunctioned, and the chair the Hubers were riding hit a support tower, causing the family to fall about 30 feet onto hard-packed snow. The amount of the settlement wasn't disclosed.

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(credit: Lance Maggart/Sky-Hi Daily News)

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