(photo: Crystal Mountain)

10-Year-Old Skier Dies in Crash in Michigan

Thompsonville, MI – A 10-year-old girl has died following a New Year’s Day ski accident at Crystal Mountain ski area in Michigan.

(photo: Crystal Mountain)
(photo: Crystal Mountain)

Delaney O’Connell, who was visiting the resort from LaGrange, Ill. with her family, lost control and struck a tree while participating in a group lesson on an intermediate trail at around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. She was reportedly wearing a helmet.

The girl died on Monday in a Grand Rapids children’s hospital from injuries sustained in the crash. Purple bows have sprung up on trees throughout the west side of LaGrange in her memory.

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