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Skier hit fellow skier, then a tree and died

Posted: 4:12 PM, Mar 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-03 18:12:59-05
Skier hit fellow skier, then a tree and died

A skier living and working in Breckenridge died after a collision on the mountain Tuesday.

Witnesses said Christopher Dutko, 26, was skiing the Sundown intermediate run when he collided with another skier, lost control and skied into a tree, according to the Summit County Coroner's Office.

Dutko did not have a helmet on.

Dutko was taken to the Breckenridge Community Clinic, but he didn't survive.

The coroner ruled Dutko's death an accident.

He's the second person to die in a skiing accident in Colorado in the last week. Sam Beall died after last Thursday at Beaver Creek after hitting a sign that was in between runs .

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