Golden Knights parachutist dies after Chicago air show accident


Corey Hood. Photo credit: Army Golden Knights

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CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner’s office says a U.S. Army parachutist injured in the Chicago Air & Water Show has died.

Investigator Mario Johnson says that Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood, 32, was pronounced dead just after 4 p.m. Sunday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Hood was from Cincinnati, Ohio and has been with the Army since 2001.

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Hood was with the Golden Knights for four years.

Authorities say he and Timmy Holland, 29, collided while performing a stunt Saturday. Witnesses said at least one of the men clipped the top of a high-rise apartment. Holland was treated for a broken leg.

Holland’s parents told WGN that their son was diving at about 120 miles per hour when he attempted to open his parachute and collided with Hood.

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