OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old skydiver has been killed after his parachute apparently tangles over a field in LaSalle County.
According to initial reports, the parachute failed to deploy. After further investigation, LaSalle County Undersheriff Mike Renner said Monday that the parachute opened but appeared to get tangled.READ MORE: South Shore Woman Sees Police Activity After Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Only To Find Out It Was Her Own Beloved Brother
Authorities say the man hit the ground about 5 p.m. Friday near Ottawa, about 80 miles (128 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Patchy Frost Well Inland
He was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is under investigation.MORE NEWS: Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner, And Alderman Isn't Providing Answers
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