Skiing champion killed by drink-driver


An Edinburgh skiing champion has died after being hit by an alleged drink-driver in the USA.

Craig Macfie, 24, was originally from Morningside in Edinburgh. He had been studying sports marketing at the University of Oregon.

He was hit by a car as he was cycling in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday. He died in hospital on Saturday.

He had won numerous skiing titles, and was part of the British team.

He is survived by parents Rosie and Andy, brothers Alastair and Euan and sister Catriona.

Alastair Macfie said: “He was surrounded when we got to Oregon by many of his American friends, who had kept vigil over him until we arrived.

“He received the best of care from a wonderful hospital with caring, professional staff.”

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