- Associated Press - Sunday, February 26, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A 34-year-old New Mexico woman has died after crashing into a tree while skiing at Purgatory Resort near Durango in southwestern Colorado.

La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith tells The Durango Herald (bit.ly/2mzZE2M) that Kressyda Ming of Farmington died Saturday afternoon.

Smith says the accident was reported at about 3:15 p.m., a medical helicopter arrived at about 4 p.m. and Ming was pronounced dead at around 4:30 p.m.

Smith says Ming had been skiing with friends. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Resort general manager Colin McBeath expressed sympathy to the woman’s family and friends.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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