Exchange student killed, 2 hockey teammates injured in crash

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FREDERIC, Wis. (AP) — An exchange student from Kazakhstan was killed and two of his hockey teammates were injured in a crash in western Wisconsin.

The teenagers from the Polk County community of Frederic were headed to Grantsburg Tuesday evening where they were to meet the bus and their teammates from the Triple-A Northern Wisconsin Blizzard.

Their vehicle crashed on Highway 48 when the driver lost control. Sixteen-year-old Tim Zhanibekovich was killed. Two teammates were hurt. Their conditions were not immediately available.

KARE-TV ( ) reports the team planned to retire Zhanibekovich's jersey at their final regular season game Thursday night in Grantsburg.

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