The Latest: Woman who fell to death from ski lift ID'd

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Posted: Dec 30, 2016 6:25 PM

GRANBY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a Texas woman who fell to her death from a chairlift at a Colorado ski resort (all times local):

4:20 p.m.

Authorities have released the name of a Texas woman who fell to her death from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort.

Granby police identified the woman Friday as 40-year-old Kelly Huber, of San Antonio. She and her two young daughters fell about 20 feet from a lift at Ski Granby Ranch on Thursday.

The 12-year-old was treated and released from the local hospital, but her 9-year-old sister was airlifted to a hospital in suburban Denver. Her condition wasn't released.

The last fatal fall from a lift in Colorado happened in 2002 when the manager of Winter Park Ski Resort suffered seizure-like symptoms.

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11:50 a.m.

Investigators are trying to determine how a Texas woman fell to her death from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort.

The lift at Ski Granby Ranch remained closed Friday but the rest of the resort was open.

The fatal fall is the first in the state in over a decade.

The 40-year-old woman's two daughters were also injured after falling about 20 feet with her Thursday.

Their names haven't been released. Authorities say they are from San Antonio.

The ski industry expressed its condolences and stressed that such deaths are rare. The last fatal fall in Colorado happened in 2002 when the manager of Winter Park Ski Resort fell from a lift after suffering seizure-like symptoms.