Teen sued for wrongful death in skiing accident

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. -- A 43-year-old New Jersey man was killed in a skiing collision on April 4 in Breckenridge.

Now, the teen involved in the accident is being sued for wrongful death by the victim's wife.

Max Switzer, 16, is accused of skiing too fast for the conditions when he smashed into John Sherwood, causing fatal injuries, the lawsuit says. Sherwood's wife filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking damages of more than $75,000 and legal costs.

Lawsuits have also been filed against Switzer's mother, Switzer's ski coach, his ski team and the company that funds the ski team.

Because of his unsafe skiing, Switzer negligently caused John Sherwood’s death, the lawsuit says.