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Student from Colorado Springs killed in Utah avalanche

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs woman caught in an avalanche in Utah Saturday night has died of her injuries, Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Ashleigh Nicole Cox, 21, was snowshoeing with several others in the Wasatch Mountains Saturday when an avalanche began shortly after 5 p.m., the Utah County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Cox was swept into a stream and remained buried for some 40 minutes before rescuers could locate and free her, police said.

Upon extrication, Cox had no pulse and was not breathing on her own, officials said. Late Saturday, her heart had restarted, but she remained in critical condition on Sunday.

She died about 5 p.m. Sunday, Cannon said.

Cox was a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.