NH teen killed in sledding crash at Sunday River

Published: Jan. 17, 2018 at 2:12 PM EST
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Officials say two New Hampshire teenagers sneaked onto Maine's Sunday River resort while it was closed, went sledding on a ski trail and crashed into a tree, killing one and seriously injuring the other.

Oxford County Chief Deputy Hart Daley says three people were involved in the illicit, after-hours outing early Wednesday on an inflatable tube. Sledding is not allowed on ski trails, and the mountain was closed.

Portsmouth High School Principal Mary Lyons confirmed that a senior, David Kohlhase, died in the crash, and that another student was hospitalized. Police say the third person called for help.

A resort spokeswoman said it happened on the Tempest Trail, which is steeper than most sledding hills. Part of it is rated for expert skiers, and part is rated for intermediate skiers.

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