Yorkville Skydive Midwest crash, life-threatening injuries

Two women suffered life-threatening injuries in a skydiving crash Sunday afternoon, June 19 in Yorkville in Racine County.

Sheriff's officials said the skydivers, a Racine woman, 28, and a Chicago woman, 49, were tandem skydiving at the time. First responders were called out to the Skydive Midwest Skydiving Center in Yorkville shortly before 2 p.m.

According to officials, the women's parachute was deployed, but they lost control approximately 20 to 30 feet from the ground and crashed.

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Both women were taken to the hospital by Flight for Life after the crash.