Police, prosecutors review fatal Montana avalanche

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Associated Press

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 4 at 2:03 AM

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula police say they will meet with prosecutors to discuss their investigation into an avalanche that killed one person, injured two and destroyed a house.

The director of the West Central Montana Avalanche Center has said a snowboarder triggered the avalanche Friday.

The Missoulian reported Monday (http://tinyurl.com/nmlhqpm ) that no charges have been filed but police plan to speak with prosecutors this week to discuss any potential criminal culpability.

Sixty-eight-year-old Michel Colville died Sunday. She was found alive about three hours after the avalanche hit destroyed her house.

Her husband, who was found earlier, is hospitalized in serious condition.

An 8-year-old boy who was also buried by the avalanche was released from a hospital Sunday.

About 100 neighbors converged to help find the three after the avalanche.

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