Alexandra Paul dead at 31: Olympic figure skater killed in 7-car pile-up as 10-month-old son survives horror crash | The Sun

OLYMPIC figure skater Alexandra Paul has died at the age of 31.

Paul was in one of the seven vehicles struck by an out-of-control truck that plowed through a construction zone in Melancthon Township, 70 miles north of Toronto.

The truck reportedly failed to slow down in time before slamming into the lineup of cars shortly after 3pm, The Canadian Press reported.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Olympian's 10-month-old son was sat in the back of the vehicle and miraculously survived the impact.

He was transported to a nearby children’s hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Paul and her partner and husband, Mitchell Islam, won multiple international medals, scooped three Canadian championship medals and competed at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, placing 18th.

She retired from competitive skating in 2016.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by friends to rally support for Islam and Mitchell.

As of today, the page has raised a remarkable $193,327.

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“As a Canadian success story is tragically cut short, Alex will be remembered as a passionate, determined young lady who could illuminate any room she entered,” her friends wrote.

“She was not only kind, educated, witty, and resolute, but Alex was also a staple in the international Figure Skating community representing Canada at the Olympics.

"But above all, Alex will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, wife, and mother to Charlie.”

Skate Canada, the national governing body for figure skating, paid tribute to the "remarkable" Paul.

"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,” read a post on the federations website.

“Her commitment to excellence was matched only by her warmth and kindness, which endeared her to fellow athletes, coaches, and fans alike.”

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