Snowboarder dies in apparent collision with tree |

Snowboarder dies in apparent collision with tree

From the Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE – A 45-year-old snowboarder died Thursday afternoon at Northstar-at-Tahoe after apparently colliding with a tree.

The man was wearing a helmet, according to Nicole Klay, spokeswoman for the resort.

Northstar ski patrol responded to the accident at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Northstar Fire Department.

The official cause of death and the man’s name have not been released.

“Northstar-at-Tahoe management and staff would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the individual,” Klay said.

The incident is the second death involving a snowboarder in the area in the last week. On Feb. 24 a 16-year-old died while riding at Squaw Valley USA.

Thomas Reyneri, from Los Altos, suffered serious injuries as a result of an apparent fall into a drainage ditch below the Headwall chairlift. He was taken by Care Flight helicopter to Washoe Medical Center in Reno where he died of his injuries.

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