Erik Roner, ‘Nitro Circus’ Star, Dies In Skydiving Accident

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Sep. 28 2015, Updated 7:12 p.m. ET

Erik Roner, a professional base jumper, reportedly died in a skydiving accident on Monday.

TMZ reports that the former co-star on the MTV series, Nitro Circus, died during a jump at the Squaw Valley Ski Resort that apparently took a deadly turn.

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According to the report, a spokesperson claims that Erik Roner jumped with a group of skydivers during the opening act of the resort’s golf tournament. On the way down, the 38-year-old professional skier reportedly hit a tree and died from the injuries he suffered from the traumatic accident. Erik Roner was a member of the Nitro Crew, a team of extreme athletes and stuntmen known for traveling the world while performing jaw-dropping stunts and tricks.

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