Skydiver strikes semitruck


National News

September 30, 2019 - 10:10 AM

A Colombian woman has been identified as the parachutist who died last week when she struck a semitruck traveling on Highway 99 near Lodi, Calif.

The skydiving accident occurred about 2:15 p.m. Thursday, when the woman — identified by the San Joaquin County coroner’s office as 28-year-old Maria Robledo Vallejo — flew off course. According to the California Highway Patrol, she hit a big-rig trailer before landing on the shoulder of southbound Highway 99, just across the street from the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center in Acampo.

Vallejo was pronounced dead at the scene.

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