Snowboarder killed in Aspen ID'd as German man; Uwe Breitkreuz hit tree in Snowmass area

ASPEN, Colo. - A German snowboarder who died after hitting a tree in the Snowmass area has been identified as 54-year-old Uwe Breitkreuz.

The Pitkin County coroner's office released Breitkreuz's name Thursday but said his hometown wasn't available.

Breitkreuz was pronounced dead at a hospital after hitting a tree on Tuesday.

Officials say he was wearing a helmet when he crashed.

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