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Russian bobsledder Nikolay Khrenkov killed in horrific car crash in Krasnoyarsk

By The Siberian Times reporter
03 June 2014

Sochi Olympics competitor died at the scene of head-on smash.

Nikolay Khrenkov was a two times European Championship silver medallist and part of the Russia-3 sled that finished 15th in the four-man bobsled at the Sochi Games. Picture: krskstate.ru

The 29 year old was a two times European Championship silver medallist and part of the Russia-3 sled that finished 15th in the four-man bobsled at the Sochi Games.

'Near the village of Podgorny, Russian National Bobsled Team member Nikolay Khrenkov died,' said a Sports Ministry statement. 'We express our deep condolences to the family of Nikolay.'

The sportsman had been on his way to see his parents, a few days before his 30th birthday.  

Car crash on the road to Zelenograd


Smashed car on the road to Zelenograd


Smashed car of Nikolay Khrenkov

The sportsman had been on his way to see his parents, a few days before his 30th birthday. Pictures: vk.com group 'Accidents Krasnoyarsk'

'Nikolay Khrenkov was driving to see his parents in Zheleznogorsk,' said a statement from the Krasnoyark region of Sport, Tourism and Youth Politics. 

'An eye witnesses said his Honda Accord went into a head-on collision with VAZ 2110. Both drivers died instantly.'

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Comments (3)

Sorry to here about this tragic accident. Condolences to Nicolay's parents and to the family of the other driver.
Scott, St. Albans, WV , United States
30/07/2014 07:36
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Waste! ,sheer waste !, A young russian with huge potential gone in a blink of an eye.Fatal car accidents now an ever increasing endemic of russian society !Da da car accidents now becoming a well known systemic problem on russian roads.The roads are not up to the standard for such high speeds, Educating young drivers of the dangers of such a lethal weapon in inexperienced hands must be a Govt top priority.
Govt's owe it to the parents, the relatives ,the friends the economy to STOP this "perfect murder" because it's a death that could have been avoided ,yet no-one is blamed , SOME-ONE has do something soon because it may one day even "bite" those that could make a difference . My sincere condolences to all those affected

Patrick
Patrick Travers, Perth Australia
04/06/2014 16:27
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How tragic. Such a young man with such potential. Our thoughts and prayers go to his parents and to the other driver's family.

This would have been more devastating for Nikolay's parents especially for celebrations on his birthday.
Valentyna, Perth, Scotland
04/06/2014 12:10
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