March 23, 1989 |
Concluding that reckless skiing is tantamount to reckless driving, a Colorado prosecutor is pressing felony charges against two out-of-control skiers who collided with children in separate accidents that left an 11-year-old Iowa girl dead and an 8-year-old San Diego boy seriously injured. The charges are believed to be among the first of their kind, but "I suspect they won't be the last," said Dist. Atty. Gregory Long, who filed them this week in Grand County.
April 30, 1997 |
A ski resort employee involved in a deadly collision on the slopes of Vail faces criminal charges in a beginner skier's death. Nathan Hall, 18, a ski racer in high school, had just finished work as a lift operator April 20 and was headed down one of the mountain's main slopes when he collided with Alan Cobb, 33, who was working his way down the intermediate trail with his fiancee. It was Cobb's fourth time on skis.
November 5, 1996 |
Five men who sat in their cars in a Leadville, Colo., garage, drinking beer and listening to music while the engine was running, were killed by carbon monoxide fumes, police said. The men probably started one of the cars to stay warm, police said. The men were identified as Oscar Castillo, 19; Eleasar Castillo, 18; Cutberto Gurrola, 20; Jesus Castillo, 21; and Sergio Vega, 22.
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April 12, 1993 |
A former Costa Mesa resident who was a UC Irvine graduate was one of two cross-country skiers killed in an avalanche of snow near Silverthorne, Colo., on Friday, authorities said. Richard Hartman, 27, of Dillon, Colo., died after being buried beneath the slide for 30 minutes. Tom Stewart, 28, also of Dillon, Colo., died Saturday when he was taken off life support at St. Anthony Hospital Central on Saturday. Two others skiers with Hartman and Stewart were unhurt.
October 12, 1989 |
A 2-year-old girl tumbled three stories through a railing at an apartment complex, but, for the second time in her young life, came through a serious accident without a scratch, authorities said. Raecine Gomez remained hospitalized for observation Wednesday "just to make sure," a nursing supervisor at Denver General Hospital said. Raecine's family said that the girl fell through a hole left by a missing bar in the railing outside her family's apartment.
January 5, 1998 |
The fatal injuries Michael L. Kennedy suffered when he hit a tree while skiing New Year's Eve were "instantaneous and incapacitating," according to an autopsy report. Time magazine also reports that the night before Kennedy was killed while playing football on skis, a senior official at the company that runs the resort had asked his mother, Ethel, to try to stop the family from playing the dangerous game. The 39-year-old son of the late Sen. Robert F.