South suburban woman killed in snowboard accident

February 1, 2010 2:40:43 PM PST
A 24-year-old woman from the far south suburbs died Sunday in a snowboarding accident in Colorado. Ericka Schriefer of Grant Park, near Kankakee, was found Sunday morning in some trees off an expert trail at the Copper Mountain ski area.

Schriefer was airlifted to an area hospital where she later died. The coroner's office says she was wearing a helmet.

Schriefer had been working in Fort Collins, Colorado.