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Oregon court rules for appeal in snowboarder death

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial to determine responsibility for a snowboarder's death should move forward.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://bit.ly/2nVTvj7 ) that a 2012 crash at the Mt. Hood Skibowl's Dog Leg run killed 17-year-old Taylur DeWolf of Sandy.

A Multnomah County jury found in 2013 that Skibowl wasn't responsible for DeWolf's death. The appeals court ruled in favor of an appeal Wednesday because the resort didn't disclose another serious crash in the same area, even though it was required to do so before the first trial.

The appeals court ruling says witnesses for the resort claimed during the trial that there were no other serious injuries on the Dog Leg run in its 40-year history.


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