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YORKVILLE, Wis. – Two people were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries following a tandem skydiving crash Sunday afternoon.

A 28-year-old Racine woman and 49-year-old Chicago woman lost control at about 1:43 p.m. at Skydive Midwest Skydiving Center, 13851 56th Road in Sturtevant.

Skydiving crash leads to life-threatening injuries

The parachute deployed, but the two lost control about 20 to 30 feet from the ground and crashed, according to a press release.

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Union Grove-Yorkville Fire and Rescue, and South Shore Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Both sustained life-threatening injuries and were transported to area trauma centers via Flight for Life.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.