Skier death – identity confirmed in Rocky Mountain National Park accident |

Skier death – identity confirmed in Rocky Mountain National Park accident

On Oct. 1, 2008 the Larimer County Coroner / Medical Examiner’s Office

was notified of man who died while skiing on Taylor Glacier in Rocky

Mountain National Park on the morning of Tuesday September 30, 2008. The

40-year-old Boulder, Colorado man was positively identified by this office

as Matthew Chesaux, age 40.

Friends contacted the park Tuesday night and said he was overdue. The decedent was an experienced skier and mountain climber and was wearing a helmet. The decedent’s body was found Wednesday morning by friends who notified Rocky Mountain National Park Service.

The decedent’s body was flown out of the area and turned over to our office

Wednesday afternoon.

An autopsy was conducted on Thursday. James A. Wilkerson IV, MD, Larimer

County Deputy Coroner/Medical Examiner signed the death certificate as

Manner of death – Accident

Cause of death – Multiple blunt force injuries.

For additional information contact Larry Frederick with the National Park

Service at or 970-586-1220.

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