Indiana woman dies after she's injured in skydiving landing


By: Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a central Indiana woman making a New Year’s Day skydiving jump died after she was injured in a hard landing.

The Johnson County coroner says 54-year-old Teresa Woods of Martinsville died Friday. An autopsy is planned.

Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox tells WISH-TV police and medics responded about 11:40 a.m. Friday after Woods landed hard after her parachute successfully opened. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Cox says Woods was supposed to land at the Franklin Flying Field but she landed just south of there in a field about 20 miles south of Indianapolis.

She was believed to be an experienced skydiver, because she jumped alone.