Snowmobiler dies in Buffalo Pass rollover


A 37-year-old Nebraska woman died of unknown injuries Friday afternoon after a snowmobile rollover accident on Buffalo Pass.

Jodi Beier, of Dakota City, Neb., was snowmobiling with family members in the Long Lake area, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said.

"She got separated from them, and they looked for her for about 15 minutes until they found her," Ryg said. "She was underneath the snowmobile when they found her."

Beier was snowmobiling with her husband, son and nephew, and the family was staying in Kremmling, Routt County Search and Rescue member Riley Polumbus said.

Members of her snowmobile party were administering CPR when they called for help shortly after 2 p.m., and they continued efforts to revive her until Search and Rescue crews arrived, Ryg said.

"She was basically gone when they got there," Ryg said.

A rescue team of six reached the woman shortly after 3 p.m., Polumbus said. Rescuers used an automatic external defibrillator but got no response, Polumbus said.

Search and Rescue crews and Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies remained on scene until shortly after 6 p.m.

Because no one witnessed the accident, it's not clear how or why it occurred, Ryg said. An autopsy will be performed to determine Beier's cause of death.

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