Colorado: Danger on the Slopes

Danger on the Slopes

Kari Meylor never knew what hit her. The eleven-year-old skier was standing at the bottom of a hill, her back to the slope, at Winter Park, Colo., last Feb. 17. Suddenly another skier, Howard Hidle, 31, came hurtling down the hill. He barreled into Kari, the force of the collision throwing him 20 ft. into a stack of ski racks. Kari died the next day. A week after that incident, Terrence Coghlan, 38, crashed into Russell Wittman, 8, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., shattering the boy's right leg.

Hidle and Coghlan may be the first skiers in U.S. history to have felony...

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