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Deer Valley identifies Florida skier killed in crash with tree

By Bob Mims

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jan 29 2014 12:01 pm • Last Updated Jan 29 2014 09:52 pm

Deer Valley Resort has identified a Florida man who died of injuries after skiing into a tree.

Michael S. Leone, 65, of West Palm Beach, Fla., was skiing the Keno Run about noon Tuesday when he struck a tree, said resort spokeswoman Emily Summers on Wednesday.

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The Keno Run is rated an "intermediate" skill level slope. Resort officials were still unclear on what led Leone, who was wearing a helmet, to apparently lose control of his descent.


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