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SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado — A Maine man was killed while skiing in Colorado last week, according to the Summit County Coroner’s Office.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a report of a skier who crashed into a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 8 around 9:50 a.m. last Thursday.

Deputies say the skier was transported to the Peak 8 first aid room where he was later pronounced dead.

Summit County Coroner Regan Wood identified the victim as 38-year-old Derek Cressey, of Windham, Maine.

Wood says the cause of death is blunt force trauma injuries due to the skiing accident.

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Cressey was on an intermediate trail, according to Wood.

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