Police Search for Keystone Snowboarder who Crashed Into Woman and Fled

Matias Ricci |
Jenny Elma and her boyfriend, Stu Press. // photo: Stu Press
Jenny Elma and her boyfriend, Stu Press. // photo: Stu Press

Summit County authorities are looking for a snowboarder accused of running into a skier Monday at Keystone Ski Resort, leaving her with severe leg injuries that required a five-hour surgery.

The county sheriff’s office says the crash happened about 3 p.m. at the ski area’s Haywood intermediate trail near the base. The unidentified snowboarder hit the woman and left the scene without providing his name and contact information.

Elma's injury. // photo: Stu Press
Elma’s injury. // photo: Stu Press

“People involved in an accident on the mountain in which someone is injured must stay on scene and give their information to ski patrol or a ski area operator”. Ski Safety Act

The snowboarder was described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a black and red Ruroc Inferno full-face helmet and light-brown pants.

Snowboarder's Helmet // photo: Ruroc
Snowboarder’s Helmet // photo: Ruroc

Anyone with information on the collision or snowboarder is asked to contact Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Scott Wagner at 970-423-8913.

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