September 20, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno man has been killed in a skiing accident at a Lake Tahoe resort.
Placer County, Calif., sheriff's deputies say few details are known about the accident that killed 51-year-old Scott Fritz on Thursday at Northstar California.
Sheriff's public information officer Dena Erwin told the Reno Gazette-Journal that no one witnessed the accident, and Fritz "most likely" struck a tree.
According to a statement released by Northstar, the 10:15 a.m.
accident occurred on the East Ridge Trail in the resort's Mt. Pluto area just north of Tahoe.
Fritz was wearing a helmet at the time, but was unconscious when ski patrol members reached him.
Northstar says efforts to revive him failed, and he died as a result of his injuries.
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