Hampden man killed in skiing accident in Vermont

State police say O'Connor was not wearing a helmet

WARREN, Vt. (AP) — A man from western Massachusetts was killed in a skiing accident in Vermont.

Vermont State Police say Jeffrey O’Connor was skiing at Sugarbush Resort in Warren on Monday with his family when he went off a groomed path and crashed into a tree.

State police say O’Connor suffered significant head injuries.

Members of the ski patrol team and first responders tried to provide life-saving techniques, but were ultimately unsuccessful. The 39-year-old Hampden man was brought down the mountain and transferred to an ambulance service, which pronounced him dead.

State police say O’Connor was not wearing a helmet.

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