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Woman dies in skydiving accident

OTTAWA (AP) — Authorities in northern Illinois are investigating an Elgin woman's death in a skydiving accident.

The LaSalle County coroner and sheriff said Friday that 32-year-old Stephanie Eggum died Thursday afternoon. LaSalle County sheriff's deputies and an ambulance were called to a site in Dayton Township, outside of Ottawa. Officers were directed to a cornfield where they located Eggum. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation found that Eggum cut away her main parachute. She then deployed her reserve chute at an altitude too low to allow full deployment.

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