51-year-old skier from Austin killed at Copper Mountain | SummitDaily.com

51-year-old skier from Austin killed at Copper Mountain

A 51-year-old skier died late Friday night after falling head-first on a snow-covered stump at Copper Mountain Resort, authorities say.

Donald Hinckley of Austin, Texas, was pronounced dead at 11:59 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, said Joanne Richardson, Summit County coroner.

Hinckley was skiing slowly down the Far East Run at 10:30 a.m. when he collapsed and hit his head on the stump, Richardson reported.

He immediately went into cardiac arrest. Emergency workers flew Hinckley by helicopter to St. Anthony where he died of traumatic brain injury and a fractured neck, she said.

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