Skier dies at Copper Mountain Resort
March 10, 2016
The 2015-16 ski season claimed its third life on Wednesday morning, March 9, when 19-year-old Nathan Rom of Arlington, Virginia, hit a tree at Copper Mountain Resort. Ski Patrol arrived to the scene of the accident and took him to the Copper Mountain Clinic where he was later pronounced dead.
Rom, who was visiting the area on spring break with his family, lost control while skiing when he crashed, according to an investigation. The Summit County Coroner's Office was called to respond to Copper shortly after 11:30 a.m.
The death is listed as accidental and caused by blunt force trauma injuries. Rom was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
—Summit Daily staff report
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