German bobsled pilot Yvonne Cernota was killed in a bobsled crash Friday in Koenigsee.

Cernota's sled crashed during a practice run and catapulted off the course. Stefan Grandi, who was riding with Cernota, was seriously injured.

Cernota served as a brakewoman for Cathleen Martini at last month's world championships on the same course. They placed fourth.

Cernota was 24 years old.