Jacksonville man dies in western Illinois paraglider crash

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Officials in western Illinois say a Jacksonville man was killed in a paraglider crash.

Adams County Coroner James Keller says 50-year-old Reinder F. “Buddy” Schilsky III died late Friday night in the emergency room at a Quincy hospital from injuries he received in the crash.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department says Schilsky was piloting the paraglider when it crashed in field near U.S. 24 and Illinois 172 on Friday evening.

Authorities are investigating the crash.

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