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17-year-old girl from Tyler County dies in skiing accident in Colorado

A Tyler County teenager is dead after striking a tree in a skiing accident in Colorado, according to Steve W Stewart with our media partner, KJAS.

First responders in Winter Park, Colorado identify her as 17-year-old Alicyn Mitcham of Colmesneil.

According to The Denver Post, Mitcham struck a tree at about 12:30 Mountain Time Wednesday, while skiing on an intermediate trail at Winter Park Resort in Winter Park, Colorado, which is about 30 miles west of Denver.

Following the accident, the ski patrol carried her to a hospital emergency room at the base of the mountain, where she died.

The Denver Post reports there have now been four deadly snow skiing accidents in Colorado this winter season, three of which involved trees.

Click on the link to learn more about Mitcham.

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