David Carr, R.I.P.: Snowboarder Second to Die at Breckenridge in a Week

Last week, we told you about the death of John Sherwood, a New Jersey resident who died in a collision while skiing at Breckenridge.

Now comes word of another tragedy at Breck. Frisco's David Carr, 32, was killed after crashing into a tree.

His passing took place only two days after Sherwood's.

Carr's death happened around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, according to the Summit Daily, which published this family photo of the former Georgia resident:

However, news of what happened didn't break until the weekend.

The Daily, referencing a report from the Breckenridge Ski Patrol, notes that Carr was snowboarding on Claimjumper when the accident took place.

The intermediate run is located on Peak 8 — the same mountain where Sherwood died.

However, Sherwood was skiing on Tiger, an expert run, on Monday, April 4, when his fatal collision took place.

Here's a video featuring Claimjumper.

Carr was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time he struck the tree.

Nonetheless, he didn't respond to treatment after being transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

The coroner has ruled his cause of death as blunt-force trauma.

Here's a Facebook tribute to Carr:
I am very sad to hear about the passing of a good friend and great person. He was taken far to early in his life but will be remembered for all of mine. He was genuine in everything that he did and I am truly grateful for having the pleasure of calling David Carr, a friend. The world will miss you, buddy.
The 2015-2016 Colorado ski season is beginning to wind down. As CBS4 pointed out, Keystone closed for the season yesterday, and while Vail has extended its season by a week, it's expected to shut things down on April 17. But other resorts remain operational. For instance, Arapahoe Basin will keep going until early June and there'll still be weekend skiing at Aspen Highlands until May 1. Let's hope everyone who takes advantage comes home safely.

In the meantime, we send our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of David Carr.

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