Skier dies following collision with sign post |

Skier dies following collision with sign post

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A 34-year-old man was killed at Heavenly Mountain Resort Tuesday after suffering chest injuries sustained in a skiing accident, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Christopher Michael Perring, a resident of Great Britain, was pronounced dead about 3:40 p.m. in the Sky Meadows area of the resort, said Lt. Les Lovell.

Perring was skiing on the resort’s Tamarack run about 3 p.m. when he attempted to avoid another skier, left the run and hit a sign post, Lovell said. He suffered blunt force trauma to his chest during the crash.

Perring was taken to the Sky Meadows for medical treatment, but was pronounced dead before an emergency medical helicopter could arrive.

It is unknown if Perring was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. A helmet would not have prevented the injuries that led to Perring’s death, Lovell said.

A representative of the resort was not immediately available for comment Thursday afternoon.

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