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Olympic skier ‘Speedy’ Peterson dies in apparent suicide

Olympic skier ‘Speedy’ Peterson dies in apparent suicide

By Michael C. Lewis
and Cimaron Neugabauer
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Jul 27, 2011 07:40AM MDT

Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, the high-flying freestyle skier whose silver medal at the Vancouver Olympics represented a triumph over the demons of his past, has died.
Officials said the 29-year-old Park City resident shot himself in the head in Lambs Canyon, east of Salt Lake City.
His body was discovered outside his car just off Interstate 80 at about 9:30 on Monday night, police in Salt Lake County said, after Peterson left a suicide note and called police to tell them his location.
“He called 91...

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