BYU Grad, Action Sports Star Dies in Skydiving Accident

by | Sep. 29, 2015

Mormon Life

MR says: At 39, Erik Roner lived a full life, starring on MTV's Nitro Circus and performing incredible sports stunts. Keep his family in your prayers.

Erik Roner, a well-known action sports athlete who starred in MTV's Nitro Circus, died Monday in a skydiving accident at Squaw Valley, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.

Roner, 39, from Tahoe City, a professional skier and BASE jumper, was killed while performing at a golf event at the resort.

According to the sheriff’s department, Roner was part of a group conducting a skydiving performance. He hit a tree while attempting to land and was pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

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