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Veteran skydiving instructor identified as victim of Orleans County accident

BARRE – A skydiving instructor who was the veteran of more than 700 jumps was identified as the victim of a skydiving accident in this Orleans County town Saturday night, according to the Western New York Sky Diving Club.

Erick Miller, 30, was declared dead at the scene, off Pask Road near Pine Hill Road, about 7:30 p.m. by an Orleans County coroner. Miller and another member of the club jumped from the same plane, which flew out of Pine Hill Airport about 7 p.m.

His death is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, Orleans County Sheriff's Office and Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office. Further details were not released Sunday.

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