GRAND COUNTY, Colorado – A 21-year-old skier passed away on Tuesday, April 9, in an attempt to jump the width of Highway 40 along Colorado’s Berthoud Pass. According to a press release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, emergency services around 3 p.m.

“Very sadly, on April 9, 2024, at approximately 3 p.m., the Grand County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a skiing accident on Highway 40 near Mile Post 241.5 (just west of the Berthoud Pass Summit).” – Grand County Sheriff’s Office

The 21-year-old was reported to unconscious and a bystander had initiated CPR. Emergency responders determined that the skier was deceased upon arrival at the scene, and Grand County Coroner’s Office was notified.

The report states that the individual was attempting to clear the width of the highway along Berthoud Pass, lacking the necessary speed and landing on the pavement. He was wearing a helmet and other protective gear during the attempt. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.

The Grand County Coroner’s Office has assumed primary jurisdiction for this incident and will release the victim’s identity and cause and manner of death when appropriate.” – Grand County Sheriff’s Office

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim at this time.

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