Twin teens die, 6 injured in sledding accident at Canada Olympic Park

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CALGARY, Alberta – Police say twin brothers died and six others were injured after using their personal sled/toboggan to go down a luge-bobsled track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Twin brothers Jordan and Evan Caldwell, 17, died at the scene after a group of teens broke into the facility and used a “personal sled” on the bobsled track early Saturday morning, according to NBC News.

Calgary police said Saturday that emergency crews received a call from an employee at the WinSport Canada facility in northwest Calgary at 1:30 a.m. after a report of several injured people on a closed track.

Insp. Kelly Campbell says that part way down the track the male teenagers hit a large gate that’s used to separate the luge and bobsled tracks.

Police are investigating how they entered the property.

The family of the twins released a statement through the police:

WinSport Canada owns and operates Canada Olympic Park, which hosted events during the 1988 WinterOlympics. Several World Cup events are held at the site as well.