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Skier dies at Snowbird

Skier dies at Snowbird
Posted at 5:25 PM, Jan 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-08 19:25:00-05

SNOWBIRD, Utah — A Salt Lake City man died Wednesday in an accident at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

According to Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified Police Department, 63-year-old Charles Johnson died after crashing into a tree at the resort.

Johnson’s body was found in a wooded area near the Little Cloud chairlift shortly after 5 p.m.

Hoyal said it appears Johnson lost control as he was coming down a ski run and struck the tree at a high rate of speed. Johnson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Hoyal said.