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Canadian figure skater Paul, 31, dies in car crash

Paul, who represented Canada at the 2014 Sochi Games and finished 18th in the ice dance competition, died in a car crash Tuesday, Canadian media reported, after a transport truck collided with a line of vehicles that were stopped in a construction zone.

According to the reports, Paul’s infant son was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Three other people were also injured.

“It is with a heavy heart that Skate Canada announces the sudden passing of a cherished member of our skating community, Alexandra Paul,” Skate Canada said in a statement Friday. “A shining star on and off the ice, Alexandra’s dedication, passion, and remarkable talents have left an indelible mark on the world of figure skating.”

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Paul skated with Mitchell Islam at the Sochi Games. The pair began dating in 2011, were married in 2021 and had their first child last year.

Paul won a silver medal at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 2010 and retired from competitive skating in 2016.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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