College student from St. Paul killed in northern Wisconsin crash

He was the member of a varsity rowing team at his college in Maine.
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Henry Zietlow

An 18-year-old college student from St. Paul was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Wisconsin on Monday. 

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Henry Zietlow was driving a Subaru Forester near Hayward on Hwy. 63 when a 23-year-old man driving a pickup crossed the centerline and collided with Zietlow's vehicle. 

The report says Zietlow's mother, Sarah Risser, 51 of St. Paul, was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The crash happened just after 10 a.m. and wintry weather could've played a role in the crash, the State Patrol says. 

The National Weather Service had issued a winter weather advisory for parts of that area of Wisconsin at the time of the crash, citing freezing drizzle and fog creating slick road conditions and patchy black ice. 

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Zietlow as a student-athlete at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he as a freshman on the rowing team. 

"While Henry had completed just a single semester at Bowdoin, he was fully engaged in the life of the College," Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose wrote in an email to students, according to The Bowdoin Orient

"His was a life full of promise, and he was someone who exemplified the very best of Bowdoin." 

The college newspaper notes that Zietlow was a gifted violinist and a graduate of St. Paul Academy last June. 

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