SOMERSET COUNTY (KDKA) — Employees at the Seven Springs Ski Resort were in a somber mood this morning.
Many were shaken by the death of 51-year old Jeffrey Behr from Delmont. State Police say Behr was skiing on the Wagner Trail near the main lodge around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when he was hit by another skier.
Both Behr and the other skier fell, and Behr sustained an injury to his face and neck. Behr was treated at the scene and then transported to the Seven Springs Ski Patrol medical office, where he continued to be treated.
Behr was pronounced dead at the ski patrol lodge by the Somerset County Coroner.
Seven Springs released a statement that reads, in part:
“Our entire mountain family is deeply saddened by the tragic accident that happened last evening. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the gentlemen’s family, friends and loved ones during this unspeakable difficult time.”
From all indications the incident appears to be a tragic accident. State police are waiting for the results of toxicology tests as the investigation continues.
It’s not the first accident at Seven Springs this year. Earlier this month, a seven-year-old girl fell 30 feet from the Polar Bear Express ski lift. She broke her leg and underwent surgery.
In 2012, a skier died after hitting his head. Witnesses say David McClelland lost control on a beginners trail, crossed another trail and slammed into some rocky woods.