Austrian skier Bjorn Sieber dies

Updated: October 26, 2012, 4:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SCHWARZENBERG, Austria -- World Cup Alpine skier Bjorn Sieber of Austria died Friday after the van he was riding in swerved off a mountain road and rolled down a hill, police and the Austrian ski federation said.

The 23-year-old Sieber wasn't on the team for Sunday's season-opening giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, but was scheduled to be one of the skiers who test the course before a race.

"He was one the biggest all-round talents on the Austrian ski team," the federation said in ...

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