Two men die at Keystone resort |

Two men die at Keystone resort

Jonathan Batuello
Summit County correspondent
Aspen, C Colorado

KEYSTONE, Colo. ” Two men died Saturday afternoon at Keystone Ski Resort, one from a snowboarding accident and the other due to a medical issue.

The first occurred at about 11 a.m. and was not skiing related, according to Summit County coroner JoAnne Richardson. William Sanko, 69, of Castle Rock, Colo., died due to prior, existing health issues, Richardson said.

The second victim was a 28-year-old male from Denver. He died when he ran into a tree on the intermediate Prospector run of North Peak, according to the resort. The ski patrol was called shortly after noon.

The man was then transported to Saint Anthony Hospital, where he was pronounced dead due to head trauma. The snowboarder was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, the resort said.

The Associated Press identified the victim as Adam Delaney of Englewood,Colo.

The death is the first ski-related fatality in Summit County this season, but the ninth to occur in 2008. Last season was the deadliest in Summit County history, with eight skier deaths.

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