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(WBRE/WYOU-TV)   A Wyoming County man is being honored for his adventurous life that ended too short. Billie Kresge of Tunkhannock died in a car crash in Florida where he lived. Three friends of Billie Kresge and his girlfriend celebrated his adventurous spirit by jumping out of a plane in his memory.  Eyewitness News Reporter Cody Butler has more

 Something he loved to do for many years.

  

“It means a lot that he had such an incredible impact on so many and on this sport that people want to get together and to celebrate his life,” Said Lia Wolf, Billie’s Girlfriend.

 

 Sadly Kresge passed away in a car crash in Florida where he lived.

 

The Tunkhannock native was on his way home when a motorist hit him.

 

According to investigators the driver of the vehicle who hit Kresge was not paying attention to the road.

 

Florida police are looking if dui played a role.

 

 

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Lia wolf/billie kresge’s girlfriend

 

“There was an explosion and there was no final good bye,” Explained Wolf.

 

 

Skyhaven Airport near Tunkhannock was a place Kresge jumped numerous times to become a certified skydiver.

 He met a lot of friends here — which is why they wanted to pay tribute to the 26-year-old.

 “He was doing advance free flying I mean.. It’s so sad what happened because I would like to see would he would be doing five years from now,” Said Matt Collins, Skydiving Instructor Skyhaven Airport.

 Along with the thrill of skydiving — he was an avid skier and hiker.

In 2015 Eyewitness News interviewed Kresge when he accomplished an unbeatable feat of climbing Colorado’s 58 mountains that are 14,000 feet above sea level.

 He’s known to hold the unofficial record to do such a climb.

 “Oh my God, that was his life! That he lived for the thrills in life that’s what he wanted. He wanted to make everybody happy that watched them to” Said Molly Zluchowski, Billie’s sister

Skydiving was, of course, one of those thrills. A four-person formation 10-thousand feet in the air — had Billie holding on in spirit.

  “That’s where  I  felt closest to him because that’s what we did together, ” Said Wolf,


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