South Lake Tahoe girl dies in ski accident at Heavenly

A 14-year-old girl died this afternoon following a ski accident at Heavenly Mountain Resort, authorities said.

Emily Clothier, of South Lake Tahoe, apparently died from blunt force trauma from hitting an object, most likely a tree, although an exact cause of death was pending, said El Dorado County Sheriff's Lt. Les Lovell.

The girl was wearing a helmet, Lovell said.

The accident occurred in the ski resort's Stagecoach area. The girl received immediate medical treatment at the scene and then was taken by CALSTAR helicopter to Barton Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:39 p.m., Lovell said.

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