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Whitman College student dies in ski accident at Bluewood

Mon., Feb. 15, 2010, 3:53 p.m.

WALLA WALLA — A Whitman College student from California died in a skiing accident at the Bluewood resort near Dayton in southeast Washington.

The college said in a statement Monday that 19-year-old Richard O’Brien of Davis, Calif., struck a tree Saturday and was fatally injured. He was wearing a helmet.

A gathering with the family and friends will be held Tuesday on the Walla Walla campus to celebrate his life.


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