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Snowboarder Who Crashed and Died Wasn't Wearing Helmet

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The 24-year-old snowboarder who crashed and died while on the hills in Wrightwood yesterday "was not wearing a helmet at the time of his fatal accident," according to the Daily News. The coroner revealed today that the Fullerton man, whose name has not yet been released, was snowboarding at the Mountain High Resort Monday with an unprotected head. An autopsy is still pending, as is the notification of his family, who reside in his native Romania.The fatal accident happened Monday evening on the lighted run named "Headwall," which is located "near the bottom of the north-facing mountains that compose the ski area." The victim crashed into trees while on his run. He was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.