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8-year-old boy dies after Connecticut skiing accident

February 27, 2019

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old boy has died following a skiing accident in Connecticut.

Southington police announced Wednesday that the accident occurred at Mount Southington on Feb. 19.

Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz says the child was treated at the scene by staff members and taken to a hospital, where he died the next day.

Police did not release the child’s name or any other personal information.

The medical examiner said the child died of blunt impact injury to the head with a skull fracture and ruled the death an accident.

Mount Southington has 14 trails and a 425-foot vertical drop. A call for comment was left with the facility’s general manager on Wednesday.