UPDATE: CASPER, Wyo. — The manager for Hogadon (HO’-guh-dun) Ski Area says none of the three people involved in a Christmas Eve skiing collision that killed two of them was wearing a helmet.
Officials say a 22-year-old man was snowboarding at a high speed Friday afternoon when he collided with a 5-year-old girl and her mother who were stopped in the middle of the black diamond Dreadnaught run, which is rated difficult. The man and girl died.
(Originally Posted 12/25 12:33 p.m.)
Two people were killed and one is injured after a snowboarder collided with a mother and her daughter on skis.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the 22-year-old man and the 5-year-old girl were pronounced dead at a Casper hospital after the collision Friday at the Hogadon Ski Area. The mother has been hospitalized but her condition and injuries weren’t available.
Natrona County sheriff’s Lt. Mark Sellers says the mother and girl were stopped on a ski run when the snowboarder collided with them.