September 1, 2014
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Family members say a Douglas County woman was killed after colliding with a snowboarder and being knocked into a tree while skiing at Heavenly Resort.
An obituary in the Cape Cod Times says 56-year-old Dana Tuttle was skiing at the Lake Tahoe resort with her husband, Gary, on Dec. 21 when the accident happened.
A Heavenly spokeswoman says the ski patrol responded that morning around 10:30 a.m. and found the woman unresponsive.
Tuttle was flown to a hospital in Reno where according to the family she died the next day after being taken off life support.
Heavenly in a statement says she was not wearing a helmet.
Tuttle was born in Boston and attended the University of Nevada, Reno. She worked as an accountant for the state of Nevada.
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