French Skier Investigated on Man Slaughter Charges Following Collision With 5 Year Old Girl

French Skier Investigated on Man Slaughter Charges Following Collision With 5 Year Old Girl

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French Skier Investigated on Man Slaughter Charges Following Collision With 5 Year Old Girl

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Flaine Ski Resort. Credit: Dan Kamminga – Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

Multiple news outlets are reporting on terribly sad news coming from the French Alps.

A five-year-old British girl was killed in a violent crash on the slopes of Flaine Ski Resort this past weekend. She was reportedly participating in a ski lesson when she was struck from behind by a man in his 40s skiing at speed.

A public prosecutor told France Bleu“The child was in single file behind the group and was about to make a right turn when she was very violently hit by the skier arriving at high speed who tried in vain to avoid her.”

The girl died in a helicopter on the way to a hospital, and the man is being investigated on manslaughter charges. Investigators are looking to see if the man was skiing too quickly our out-of-control on the trail.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the friends of family of the deceased. We also hope this story serves as a reminder to always ski or ride in control.

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