August 2, 2015

EWS Press Release: CB Competitor Fatality

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During yesterday’s Enduro World Series, a competitor incurred a serious injury during a crash on 400.  “William Dean Olson, 40 of Edwards, Colorado, a competitor in the event was fatally injured in a mountain bike accident and died as a result of his injuries at the scene,” according to the Mt. Crested Butte Police Report.  Below is the press release from the Enduro World Series, and the Mt. Crested Butte Police Department.

Important announcement regarding round five of the Enduro World Series

It is with the deepest regret that Big Mountain Enduro and the Enduro World Series announce that there was a serious accident during Stage 3, the first stage of Saturday’s race, resulting in the fatality of a competitor. The rider’s family has been informed and the competitor’s identity will be released in due course. 

Emergency personnel immediately arrived at the scene. The competitor was treated on scene by medical personnel and transported to the nearest roadway. The Gunnison County medical examiner confirmed the fatality.  

With respect for the rider and their family, this round of the Enduro World Series competition has been cancelled. Our deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the rider’s family. 

There will be a press conference held upstairs at the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce between 9 and 9.30am tomorrow (Sunday). 

For further information, please contact Mt Crested Butte Police Department on (970) 349-6516



About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.