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Snowboarder dies after hitting tree at Monarch Ski Area

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 (AP)- Authorities say a snowboarder was killed when he hit a tree at Colorado's Monarch Ski Area.
  
The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Collin J. Zak, a native of Ohio who was serving in the military, was found unresponsive Saturday morning on the expert-rated Mirage run. Ski patrollers performed CPR, but Zak was pronounced dead at the scene.
  
He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
  
Sheriff John Spezze did not know Zak's hometown or the branch of military he was serving in.
  
No other information was released.

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