Colorado Springs Teen Dies After Tragic Skiing Accident

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A 14-year-old Colorado Springs girl has died after an accident on an intermediate trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

14 year-old Haley Rose Gans of Colorado Springs died on November 20, 2009 after an accident at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

A 14-year-old Colorado Springs girl has died after an accident on an intermediate trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says witnesses reported seeing Haley Rose Gans skiing very fast into a tree Friday. Richardson says the cause of death appears to be related to blunt force trauma to the chest.

The resort says ski patrol was summoned to the trail at 11:48 a.m. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The resort said she was wearing a helmet.

Breckenridge opened for the season Nov. 12.


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  • by Offended Location: Penrose on Nov 21, 2009 at 08:53 PM
    Much more appropriate. Thank you.
  • by b Location: colorado springs on Nov 21, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    Thank you for changing the headline, whoever posted the first one is disgusting.....
  • by Chesi Location: Ft Carson on Nov 21, 2009 at 12:58 AM
    Definitely not trying to be rude, I feel for this girls family but it gets annoying when ppl are like" oh, you're from colo/spgs you must ski or snow board..." nope, not me!I do take some risks riding on motor cycles but one of my good friends from high school broke both of his wrist's snow boarding in 9th grade... so the desire I once had to learn how to snow board left me real quick.
  • by Offended Location: Penrose on Nov 20, 2009 at 11:13 PM
    I have to say I am offended by the headline for this report. However accurate it may be in describing this poor girl's death, it seems particularly heartless and unnecessary to use such graphic and insensitive language. Is there some reason - other than blatant sensationalism - that something like "dies in skiing accident" wouldn't be used? My heart goes out to her family and friends. And shame on the AP writer.
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