Man Dies After He's Struck by Another Skier

Jeffrey Behr, 51, died at Pennsylvania's Seven Springs Mountain Resort
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 29, 2016 2:50 AM CST
Man Dies After He's Struck by Another Skier
Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pa., is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

A skier was killed Saturday night after he was accidentally struck by another skier at a Pennsylvania resort. State police in Somerset County say 51-year-old Jeffrey Behr of Delmont was skiing on the Wagner trail near the main lodge at Seven Springs Mountain Resort when another skier "inadvertently" struck him shortly after 9pm, per TribLIVE. Both fell, and Behr was injured on his face and neck. He was taken to the Seven Springs Ski Patrol medical office, where emergency medical personnel continued treatment, but he was pronounced dead there by the county coroner.

Seven Springs spokeswoman Katie Buchan said in a statement, "Our entire mountain family is deeply saddened by the tragic accident." TribLIVE reports Behr formerly served as president of Delmont Area Athletic Association. As a colleague put it, "He really did so much for the community. It's shocking and disturbing and upsetting that such a good guy went." CBS Pittsburgh notes that Seven Springs dealt with another accident Feb. 19, in which a 7-year-old fell 30 feet from a ski lift and had to have surgery after breaking her leg. (More ski accidents stories.)

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