An 18-year-old woman died Saturday night after being injured in a plumbing incident at the Deer Valley Resort.
The Oregon woman, who did not want to be named, went YouTube with friends after the resort closed, according to Emily Summers, the resort’s senior communications manager. She collided with a lift tower on the Silver Strike Express at around 9pm.
The woman’s friend called 911 and sent her to the bottom of the cable car, where the Park City Fire Department responded. She was then transported offsite and later flown by a medical helicopter to the University of Utah Trauma Center. The woman was not spared.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with the family and friends of our guests at this extremely difficult time,” Summers said in a statement. “We are grateful for the medical care and assistance of our local emergency responders.”
Deer Valley and Park City Mountain banned tubing within the resorts, and people are strongly advised not to go skiing after get off work.
“Winter sports activities have been banned in Deer Valley, except during business hours. smallledding, uphill touring, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and hiking Skiing in Deer Valley is not permitted at any time of day or night during ski season,” Summers said.
In 2011, two teenagers were seriously injured in a similar tubing accident after normal skiing in Deer Valley. Jessica Frankel, a 16-year-old girl from Shanker Heights, Ohio, died from her injuries after a tube she was riding fell off a ski run and hit a tree.
A monument is erected to Mrs. Morgan near the path next to the elevator.