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California IN BRIEF : TRUCKEE : Man Killed While Snowboarding

February 29, 1996|From Times staff and wire reports

A man snowboarding with friends near Donner Lake died when he fell upside-down in a snowdrift, the third person killed in a week in a snowboarding accident. The Placer County sheriff's office said Dennis Christopher Sellers, 27, of Truckee was found about 8 p.m. face-down in a tree well, a bowl-shaped snowdrift that forms at the base of trees. Authorities believe he suffocated.

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