Richard Paradis of Vail was also seriously injured after hitting his head on the pavement and being transported out by Flight for Life. He was in Swedish Medical Center in an induced coma.
Purrington’s friend, Kathleen Allen, was also in the riding group of six people, but she was not injured.
“I was behind them. They went down the hill, and when I got over the top, I saw cars stopped in the intersection,” Allen said Monday.
“Then it registered there was a car accident. I saw bodies. Both were unconscious initially.”