Teen Dies After Skiing Accident

Rebecca McGill, 16, of Connecticut, a competitive skier, struck a tree at Sugarloaf

A 16-year-old girl from Barkhamsted was killed in a skiing accident in Maine.

Rebecca McGill died from injuries after hitting a tree at Sugarloaf/USA on Tuesday morning.

McGill, a student at Stratton Mountain School in Vermont, was at the resort with other students as part of Sugarloaf's annual speed week training camp for competitive ski racers. A Sugarloaf spokesman said that at the time of the accident, she was "free skiing" and not participating in sanctioned training activities.

Ski Patrol took McGill to Carrabassett Valley Airport and a helicopter took her to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, the Morning Sentinel reports.

McGill died at the hospital on Wednesday.

McGill has raced in International Ski Federation events, the Morning Sentinel reports.

According to her biogragraphy on the federation’s Web site, her last race with the ISF was on Jan. 14 in Okemo, Vt. She had also raced in Sugarbush, Vt., Sunday River, Maine and Mount Sunapee, N.H.

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