Skier who died today at JHMR identified, more information emerges

(Teton Village, Wyo.) - The Teton County Sheriff's Office just released the identify of the skier who died at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort this morning . The victim was identified as 25-year-old Kelsey Hewitt of Portland, Oregon. At approximately 11:02 am JHMR Ski Patrol received a call reporting an accident on Sundance Run below Croaky Point. Hewitt was found unresponsive on the skier’s left side of the trail within a group of trees. Second to the reporting party Jackson Hole Ski Patrol arrived on the scene and performed life support efforts. The victim was transported to the St. John’s Clinic in Teton Village at approximately 11:24 am and was pronounced dead at the clinic at 11:38 am. Preliminary investigation indicates that Hewitt fell head first into a tree well and was unable to self-extricate. Common cause of death in these situations is suffocation, although an official cause of death will have to be determined by the Coroner. #buckrail #news