Police: Skier hits tree while trying to avoid collision at Salt Lake County resort

Brighton Ski Resort. File photo: Wikimedia Common/Darkbowmen
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BRIGHTON, Utah, Jan. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A skier hit a tree on Monday afternoon while skiing at the Brighton resort.

Unified Police Department tweeted that Michael Rueckert, a Utah man, died at the scene from the injuries he suffered from the skiing accident. “Witnesses say that Mr. Rueckert lost control when he avoided a stopped skier and went on to hit a tree,” the tweet said.

“Yesterday at 1:30 p.m., a 63-year-old man died of injuries he sustained after hitting a tree at Brighton Ski Resort,” a UPD tweet says.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as information becomes available.

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