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January 6, 2014
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Woman killed at Heavenly was struck by a snowboarder, family says

An Alpine View woman killed in an incident at Heavenly was struck by a snowboarder, according to family members.

According to an obituary for Dana Tuttle, 56, published in the Cape Cod Times, she and her husband were skiing on Dec. 21 when the snowboarder hit her, knocking her into a tree.

She was taken to Renown Medical Center in Reno where her family removed her from life support, they said in her obituary.

Tuttle attended the Kent School and the University of Nevada, Reno. She worked as an accountant and a budget analyst for the state.

Born in Boston, she met Grant Tuttle during many summers on Cape Cod and started skiing together when they were teenagers.

She is survived by her husband, sons Jay and George and parents Stan and Mary Lou Jones of Cape Cod.

Services will be at a later date.

Heavenly Ski Patrol received a call at 10:26 a.m. Dec. 21, and found Tuttle unresponsive on Tamarack Return, according to resort spokeswoman Sally Gunter.

Tamarack Return is an intermediate trail at the ski resort. Ski patrol provided advanced life support and transported Tuttle to the Sky Meadows Landing Zone where she was then transported via CalStar to Renown.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 6, 2014 01:12PM Published Jan 6, 2014 01:12PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.