Shrewsbury man killed in skiing accident at Wachusett Mountain

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Shrewsbury man killed in skiing accident at Wachusett Mountain

UPDATE: The Worcester District Attorney’s Office has identified the victim

SHREWSBURY – A 67-year-old man from Shrewsbury was killed in a skiing accident at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton on Sunday, March 19.

The Worcester District Attorney’s Office has identified the victim as John Lapato.

According to information from Wachusett, the ski patrol responded to a report of an accident around 9:25 a.m. A skier had struck a tree on a trail for advanced skiers.

A spokesman for Wachusett said that ski patrollers provided emergency care and evaluated the skier before his care was handed over to first responders at the base of the ski patrol.  

Unfortunately, we have since learned that the skier has passed away,” the spokesman said.

“The entire Wachusett family is grieving this tragic loss,” said the spokesman. “All of our thoughts are with the skier’s family and friends. We will defer to local agencies in releasing any personal information about the skier.”

The identity of the skier has yet to be released.

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