Colorado Avalanche Claims Life of Snowboarder

KEYSTONE, Colo., March 11 (UPI) — The coroner’s office for Summit County, Colo., said a 20-year-old snowboarder was killed in an avalanche near the state’s Arapahoe Basin.

The Summit County coroner’s office said the victim of Wednesday’s avalanche near the popular Colorado ski area was a man who relocated to Colorado from Spring Grove, Ill., last November, The Denver Post reported Thursday.

The coroner’s office did not release the victim’s name.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center said the deadly avalanche was 150 feet wide and was able to travel nearly 800 feet down a steep gully in Summit County.

Two individuals who were traveling with the victim at the time of the avalanche were able to avoid the large flow of snow and survived, the Post reported.

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