CASPER, Wyo. – Conflicting with officials’ earlier reports, a Wyoming coroner says a 5-year-old skier who died in a collision with a snowboarder was wearing a helmet.
Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson says the girl, Elise Johnson, and 22-year-old Craig Shirley died of internal injuries from blunt force trauma.
Witnesses have said Shirley was snowboarding at high speed Friday at Hogadon Ski Area when he collided with Elise and her mother. The mother and daughter had stopped in the middle of a black run.
The mother was hospitalized due to injuries from accident.