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Texas Skier Dies After Falling At Copper Mountain

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a 51-year-old skier from Texas has died after falling and apparently hitting his head on a snow-covered stump at Copper Mountain Resort.

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says Donald Hinckley of Austin, Texas, was pronounced dead shortly before midnight Friday after he was taken to a hospital in the Denver area.

Richardson says Hinckley went into cardiac arrest after falling. She says he died from a traumatic brain injury and fractured neck.

Richardson says he was wearing a helmet.

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