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Tragic sledding accident claims lives of two high school athletes in Colorado

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Tragedy struck two star high school athletes from Illinois who were on their spring break in Colorado. Dylan Bazzell and Drew Fehr, aged 17 and 18, were killed in a sledding accident at Copper Mountain Ski Resort in Frisco on March 19.

The incident happened after their sled launched off a massive snowbank at the bottom of a half pipe, causing them to come down hard on the hard ice below, resulting in blunt force trauma. Despite emergency medical personnel rushing to the scene, the teenagers were pronounced dead a short time later.

Both Bazzell and Fehr were seniors at Prairie Central High School, where they played basketball and football. Bazzell had just been named to the Associated Press All-State First Team earlier this month, while Fehr was a football team captain who had an outstanding season. The Prairie Central school district has announced that counselors will be available to help students cope with the loss.

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Police are currently investigating the incident and are reminding spring breakers and thrill seekers to always practice safe snow activity habits and to be aware of the risks associated with these activities.



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