District Attorney Considers Filing Charges In Aspen Ski Collision Death

District Attorney Considers Filing Charges In Aspen Ski Collision Death

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District Attorney Considers Filing Charges In Aspen Ski Collision Death

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The Pitkin County District Attorney is considering charges against 53-year-old Virginia Chen of New York City for her roll in the ski collision death of 48-year-old Pennsylvanian Nancy Egleston. Chen had been descending Copper Bowl before merging onto Spar Gulch when she collided into Egleston who had stopped to clear her goggles on the intermediate trail at Aspen Mountain.

Photo of Nancy Egleston

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Sherry Caloia is expecting to reach a decision this week on whether or not to file charges under the Colorado Skier Safety Act, which reads in part, “Each skier has the duty to maintain control of his speed and course at all times when skiing and to maintain a proper lookout so as to be able to avoid other skiers and objects. However, the primary duty shall be on the person skiing downhill to avoid collision with any person or objects below him.”

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