Police: Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson kills self

Updated: July 28, 2011, 11:21 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Olympic silver medalist Jeret "Speedy" Peterson was found dead in a remote canyon in Utah in what police are calling a suicide.

One of the world's most risk-taking and innovative freestyle skiers, the creator of the one-of-a-kind "Hurricane" called 911 before shooting himself, police said. The 29-year-old had been cited for drunken driving Friday in Hailey, Idaho, and had pleaded not guilty.

Officers found Peterson late Monday night between Salt Lake City and Park ...

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