death investigation

MEDFORD, OR (AP) - A Mt. Ashland ski patrol member who died while skiing on the south end of the mountain has been identified.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identifies him as 23-year-old Johnathan Patrick Likeke Walker, who previously lived in Yakima, Washington.

The Mail Tribune reports he was skiing with a group of ski patrol members just outside the ski area boundaries Saturday when he reportedly struck a tree.

Ski patrol members took him back up the slope to the ski area.

The Jackson County Medical Examiner's office is expected to conduct an autopsy Monday.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/

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