Delaney O’Connell Killed in Ski Accident in Thompsonville, MI
Thompsonville, MI -- A 10-year-old resident of La Grange, Illinois was killed in a skiing incident in Benzie County, MI Monday, January 2, 2017. Officials have identified the victim as Delaney O'Connell.
The report claims the girl was a part of a group ski lesson when the incident occurred. Young O'Connell was skiing the intermediate trail at Crystal Mountain resort when she struck a tree, according to the report. Delaney O'Connell was taken to a local hospital, but succumbed to her injuries a day later. Officials have described her cause of death as a "closed head injury." The report claims the young victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Authorities are currently conducting the investigation and hope to learn more as it concludes.
The preliminary press release provided no further information at the time of its release.