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Another helmetless ski death at Windham

Feb 11, 2011 11:45 pm
A second skier this season not wearing a helmet died Friday Feb. 11 on Windham Mountain. Joan Sabatini, 69, of Yardly, Pa., was pronounced dead from extensive head injuries at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, according to WXXA. She reportedly veered off the more advanced "Wedgie" ski trail and struck a tree, said State Police. "We don't currently know the reason for her fall, or whether it was the result of an underlying medical condition," Windham Mountain president Tim Woods said in a statement. "Either way, we're devastated by this tragedy, and our entire staff grieves with her family and friends." A 17-year-old Long Island woman died on the mountain Jan. 16.