Identity of victim from Blue Ridge Parkway crash released, incident ruled a suicide

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Emergency officials identify a body located about 400 feet from a crash site along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Authorities say the car plunged about 250-feet over an embankment just south of Craggy Gardens Monday night. A witness told authorities they watched the vehicle go over the embankment and called for help just after 8 p.m. Monday.

First responders worked through the night in tough terrain to recover the body of 25-year-old Travis Miller from the scene.

Emergency workers confirm Miller had been ejected from the vehicle.

Crews from Blue Ridge Parkway, Weaverville and Reynolds were called in to help and a helicopter from Johnson City was brought in.

The chief ranger says the crash and death has been ruled a suicide.

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