Teens crash while sledding on closed ski slope, killing 1

AP News
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 1:42 PM

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Officials say two New Hampshire teenagers sneaked onto Maine's Sunday River resort while it was closed, went sledding on a ski trail and crashed into a tree, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

Oxford County Chief Deputy Hart Daley says three people were involved in the illicit, after-hours outing early Wednesday. He said an 18-year-old died and a 17-year-old was injured when their inflatable tube crashed. A third person called for help. Their identities weren't released.

Sledding is not allowed on ski trails, and the mountain was closed at the time.

Resort spokeswoman Darcy Lambert said the crash happened on the Tempest Trail, which is steeper than most sledding hills. Part of it is rated for expert skiers, and part is rated for intermediate skiers.