MADISON, Wis. — Authorities say a downhill skier has died in a crash in Dane County.

The county medical examiner’s office says 37-year-old Jonathan Allen of Waukesha was skiing Saturday afternoon at Tyrol Basin near Mount Horeb. He suffered fatal injuries when he crashed into a tree at a high rate of speed.

Weather conditions prevented a medical helicopter from responding, so the man was taken by ambulance to UW Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner’s office and sheriff’s deputies are investigating.


This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the skier’s name to Jonathan Allen, not Johnathan Allen.

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