FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A two-time winner of the Alaska Wilderness Classic Ski Race was killed in a single-vehicle accident on the Elliott Highway.
Eric Lindskoog, 30, a competitive skier from Fairbanks, died about 1 a.m. Thursday after losing control of his truck at Mile 80 of the highway, the Alaska State Troopers said.
He was thrown from the vehicle.
Troopers think speed was a factor in the accident. Lindskoog was believed heading to Minto to visit friends.
The Alaska Wilderness Classic is a 150-mile backcountry ski and survival skills competition through the Wrangell Mountains. Lindskoog also was a former member of the University of Alaska Fairbanks ski team. He won the race in 1997 and 1998.
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