Illinois girl, 10, dies in skiing accident in Michigan

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THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. — A 10-year-old Illinois girl injured in a New Year’s Day skiing accident in northern Michigan has died.

Officials at Crystal Mountain, a ski resort in Michigan’s Benzie County, released a statement on Tuesday saying the accident was Sunday around 2 p.m. during a group ski lesson on an intermediate trail.

Officials say the girl was skiing ahead of the class when it appears she lost control and struck a tree. She was wearing a helmet.

The girl was transported to a Grand Rapids hospital where she died from her injuries on Monday.

Her name has not been released. The girl was visiting from Illinois with her family.