CARRABASSETT VALLEY (AP) — The Maine medical examiner says a 41-year-old Canadian man who died on the way to the hospital after hitting a tree at the Sugarloaf ski resort succumbed to chest injuries.

The medical examiner released David Morse’s cause of death on Thursday.

The Nova Scotia man was skiing with his wife and two children on Jan. 12 on an easier trail when he struck the tree.

He died in an ambulance en route to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

The hospital, which owns the ambulance service, launched an internal investigation after Morse’s wife complained about the treatment he received from the ambulance crew.

A spokeswoman tells the Morning Sentinel the hospital is expected to release a statement today.



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