Mar 21, 2014 1:21 AM by Bethany Rhodes

German man ID'd after fatal US snowboard accident

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A German snowboarder who died after hitting a tree in the Snowmass area has been identified as 54-year-old Uwe Breitkreuz.

The Pitkin County coroner's office released Breitkreuz's name Thursday but said his hometown wasn't available.

Breitkreuz was pronounced dead at a hospital after hitting a tree on Tuesday.

Officials say he was wearing a helmet when he crashed.



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