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Mon Sep 28, 2015, 09:53 PM

MTV/extreme sports star Erik Roner, 39, dies in skydiving accident



SAN FRANCISCO An extreme sports and MTV star skydiving for the opening ceremony of a golf event in Northern California died when he struck a tree Monday, authorities said.

Placer County Sheriff's Capt. Dennis Walsh said Erik Roner of Tahoe City, Calif., died during a skydiving accident at a golf course in Squaw Valley.

Witnesses told deputies Roner, 39, was part of a group conducting a skydiving performance for a golf event, when he hit a tree while trying to land and became entangled high above ground, Walsh said.

Authorities were not able to remove him from the tree and Roner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/obituary-headlines/20150928-mtvextreme-sports-star-erik-roner-39-dies-in-skydiving-accident.ece

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