Woman dies after hitting tree at Breckenridge

Posted at 8:52 PM, Apr 26, 2016

Authorities say a Denver woman was killed when she hit a tree during closing weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

The Summit Daily reports 20-year-old Catherine Abeyta crashed on the intermediate Monte Cristo run on Peak 7 on Sunday. County Coroner Regan Wood says the woman, who was wearing a helmet, died of blunt-force injuries.

Abeyta graduated from Denver's George Washington High School in 2014.

Earlier this month, a skier died after colliding with another skier on the slopes at Breckenridge.

In that case, both men were on the expert "Tiger" ski run.

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