FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating an accident that killed a biathlete while he was roller-skiing on a northern Maine road.

Police told WCXU-FM that 20-year-old William Neal of Jackson, Wyo., was training with a friend in Fort Fairfield at 8:30 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Eric Lunquist of Fort Fairfield.

Police Chief Joseph Bubar said the cause is under investigation, but that alcohol is not believed to have been involved.

Officials said Neal and his training companion were associated with the Nordic Heritage Ski Center, a training center in Presque Isle for biathletes. The biathlon is a winter sport that combines Nordic skiing and rifle marksmanship.

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Information from: WCXU-FM


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