From today's Boston Globe (AP Story)http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas..._mass_s kier/
Teen charged in fatal collision that killed Mass. skier
February 28, 2005
JACKSON, Wyo. -- A Maryland teenager was charged with manslaughter after a fatal collision with a skier at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Authorities would not release the name or hometown of the 16-year-old snowboarder, who also was charged Friday with reckless endangering. Teton County Sheriff's Sgt. Lloyd Funk said the county attorney would decide whether the teen should be tried as a juvenile or an adult. The manslaughter charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
According to witnesses, Heather Donahue, 28, of Shrewsbury, Mass., was skiing slowly on an intermediate slope on Thursday when the boy collided with her. Witnesses said the boy was going very fast and had ample room to turn, but didn't do so.
Donahue was airlifted to an Idaho Falls, Idaho, hospital, where she died Friday, apparently from head injuries.
The boy, who was wearing a helmet and had only minor injuries, was released to an adult friend of the family, and has since returned to his family in Maryland.