Skydiver Erik Roner Dead After Parachute Accident Near Tahoe

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A well-known skydiver and extreme athlete was killed Monday morning at a golf event in the Olympic Valley area, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

The skydiver, identified as 39-year-old Erik Lars Roner of Tahoe City, was one member of a group of skydivers performing at the golf event at Links at Squaw Creek, according to the sheriff's office.

While attempting to land, Roner reportedly hit a tree and got tangled in the branches high above the ground.

First responders were able to remove Roner from the tree, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Roner was a well-known professional skier, base jumper and a member of the Nitro Circus Crew and was was often featured on Travis Pastrana's "Nitro Circus" show on MTV.

Roner leaves behind a wife and two children.

The other skydivers landed safely.

The cause of the accident is under investigation and the FAA has been notified.

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