Oklahoma soldier injured in Aspen skiing accident dies from injuries

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ASPEN, Colo. – A 20-year-old soldier stationed in Oklahoma has died from injuries he suffered in a skiing accident last month.

KDVR reports that 20-year-old Andrew Garcia hit a tree on a beginner run in the Buttermilk Mountain ski area on Feb. 19.

Garcia was rushed to a nearby hospital with head injuries.

Sadly, he died several days later from multiple skull fractures, a subdural hematoma, a subarachnoid bleed and a broken vertebrae.

Garcia, who was originally from California, was a private in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Sill.


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