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60 mph to idle Lose of throttle and power steering

I have a 2006 4x4 ranger with 55,000 on it. Today on my way to work I was going about 60 for a good 10 miles than all a sudden my throttle stopped working and my truck slowly dropped to idle and I had to quickly pull over. I also noticed when I was trying to get to the side of the road my power steering wasn't working. When I was on the side of the road my battery light and check engine light came on so I shut the truck off. I tried to start it right away and would not start. I waited 5mins and it started fine. I never had this happen before any thoughts on what it could be? Should I go get it checked out right away? Any help would be greatly appreciated cause I'm strapped for cash because of the holidays.
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That happened to me in my focus when my alternator went out.
Stop by autozone and have them check the battery and alternator (it's free)
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i would say Throttle position sensor

but like the prev owner said alternator / batter sound like more likely culprits
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