Skicross Racer Zoricic Dies in Crash

Canadian went wide off finish-line jump

Skicross course in Grindelwald

Skicross course in Grindelwald     Photo: Raimond Spekking/Wikimedia

Canadian skier Nil Zoricic died Saturday morning in a finish-line crash at a World Cup skicross event in Grindelwald, Switzerland. Zoricic, 29, was competing in a qualifying heat in the season's final race when he went wide on the last jump, landing hard on a mesh fence to skier's right of the finish structure. He was later pronounced dead of "severe neurotrauma." A former alpine racer, Zoricic began skicross racing in 2009. He moved with his family from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Ontario, Canada at age five. 

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