Skydiver dies Sunday in fall near Lexington

A 61-year-old Austin man plummeted to his death Sunday afternoon in Lee County, during a skydiving attempt near Lexington.

According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, John Roznovsk y died when he leaped from a plane as part of a jump at Texas Skydiving Center off FM 696.

Texas Skydiving Center officials said Roznovsky has previous jumped 10 to 12 times.

Spectators said Roznovsky’s chute appeared to be fully open after deployment but then saw a problem w ith Roznovsky cutting away from his chute about 100 feet from the ground.

Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer said the victim apparently did not pull his reserve chute.

Meyer said investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

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