December 21, 2014
A 20-year-old California man has been killed in a Sierra skiing accident after he apparently collided with a tree at Northstar-at-Tahoe.
The Placer County sheriff's office says Benjamin Michael Sumner
of San Jose was pronounced dead at the scene about 2:45 yesterday
Northstar spokeswoman Nicole Belt says Sumner was skiing with
friends at the time and was not wearing a helmet.
Ski patrollers began resuscitation efforts but were unable to
revive him. The Placer County coroner is investigating the death.