© 2022 KPCW

KPCW
Spencer F. Eccles Broadcast Center
PO Box 1372 | 460 Swede Alley
Park City | UT | 84060
Office: (435) 649-9004 | Studio: (435) 655-8255

Music & Artist Inquiries: music@kpcw.org
News Tips & Press Releases: news@kpcw.org
Volunteer Opportunities
General Inquiries: info@kpcw.org
Listen Like a Local Park City & Heber City Summit & Wasatch counties, Utah
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Cabin Owner Near Mirror Lake Highway Dies After Tree Falls On Her

sheriff.jpg
Summit County Sheriff's Office
/

The Summit County Sheriff’s office is reporting that a cabin owner near the Mirror Lake Highway was found dead Tuesday night, evidently after being struck by a fallen tree.

The Sheriff’s incident report said the fatality is a 74-year-old woman who is a full-time resident of West Valley. Her name has not been released, pending notifications of family members.

The report said that sometime between 2:00 and 6:30 pm on Tuesday, the woman was by herself, using a chainsaw to cut down dead trees around her family cabin in the Manorlands area, not far from the Wyoming border.

A tree, which was being supported by a tree she was cutting, fell and struck the woman, causing a fatal head injury.

Lt. Andrew Wright said that the victim and her husband have previously gone up to the cabin in the summer and cut down the trees to create a defensible space. They customarily have a scout troop carry off the wood, and it was a scout leader, a friend of the couple, who found her.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covers Summit County meetings and issues. KPCW snagged him from The Park Record in the '80s, and he's been on air and covering the entire county ever since. He produces the Week In Review podcast, as well a heads the Friday Film Review team.
Related Content