Canada's Nick Zoricic dies after skicross crash


GRINDELWALD, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Ski Federation says Canadian racer Nick Zoricic has died after crashing in a World Cup skicross race.

FIS says Zoricic died as a result of "severe neurotrauma."

The 29-year-old Zoricic crashed directly into safety nets lining the side of the course after going wide over the final jump.

Television showed Zoricic tumbling through the nets as his skis and poles were thrown clear.

Zoricic was treated on the course before being taken by helicopter to a hospital for further treatment.

Organizers canceled Saturday's World Cup event.