Man, 20, who died Monday at Sugar Bowl Resort identified as Roseville resident
March 19, 2012
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A 20-year-old man who died while snowboarding Monday in the Crow’s Peak area of Sugar Bowl Resort has been identified as Justin McCollum, of Roseville, Calif., officials announced Tuesday.
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, McCollum and#8212; a Sugar Bowl employee and#8212; fell into a tree well while snowboarding with friends at about 2:30 p.m. Monday on the Strawberry Fields double black diamond run.
According to a Monday press release from Sugar Bowl, ski patrol performed First Aid and transported McCollum to the base area, where a helicopter and paramedics were standing by to provide emergency transport.
McCollum was pronounced dead before transport. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time; an investigation is under way by the Placer County.
and#8220;… Sugar Bowl Resort wishes to extend heartfelt thoughts and condolences,and#8221; the resort said in a statement Monday.