Authorities: Skydiver dies after hitting sign in Illinois

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Posted: Oct 24, 2016 9:10 AM

WEDRON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a person has died while skydiving in Illinois.

The LaSalle County sheriff's department says in statement that the male skydiver drifted off course on Sunday and struck a large sign in the Wedron area, where his parachute became entangled. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The skydiver's name wasn't immediately released. The (LaSalle) News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2endepm ) the sheriff's office is investigating.

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Information from: News-Tribune, http://www.newstrib.com