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Mom dies, daughters hurt in fall from Granby lift

Lance Maggart
lmaggart@skyhidailynews.com
Quickdraw Lift at Ski Granby Ranch was closed Thursday afternoon following a woman's fatal fall from the lift that morning.
Ski-Hi Daily News |

A woman was killed and her two children injured, one seriously, when they fell from a chairlift Thursday morning at Ski Granby Ranch.

The incident occurred at roughly 9:30 a.m. and involved a mother and two daughters from Texas who fell approximately 25 feet from the Quickdraw Lift. The lift remained closed Saturday while state authorities investigate what happened.

Kelly Huber, 40, of San Antonio, died at Middle Park Medical Center-Granby as a result of the accident.

The girls, ages 9 and 12, were taken to Middle Park Medical Center as well. The 9-year-old was later flown by helicopter to Children’s Hospital in the Denver area, while the 12-year-old remained at the Granby hospital in stable condition.

The Granby Police Department is investigating the incident with the assistance of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Granby Ranch and the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board.

The Tramway Safety Board said Saturday that the lift will be reopened only when deemed safe for public operation.

Incident commander Schelly Olson told the Denver Post there were many witnesses: “People on the chairs in front. People on the chairs in back. People on the hill.”

Huber was a long-time employee of the health insurance provider Aetna, the company said.

“She was a loved and respected Aetna employee,” company spokeswoman Anjanette Coplin said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy.”


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