DENVER (AP) – Authorities have identified a man killed while skiing in Colorado as a 19-year-old Kansas State student.

Kansas broadcaster KMAN reported that the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department said the victim is Garrett Spencer of Hesston, Kan. He was skiing with friends when he hit a tree at the Wolf Creek Ski Area in southwestern Colorado.

Resort owner Davey Pitcher told The Denver Post that the accident happened Saturday on a green run. He said the victim was skiing without a helmet.

Mineral County Sheriff Fred Hosselkus said Spencer received almost immediate attention, with a nurse happening by the scene. The ski patrol was alerted and arrived shortly. Attempts at CPR all the way down the slope failed.

An autopsy was planned for Monday.

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