California skydiving fatality ID'd as kin of racer

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/31 1:33 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A skydiver found dead after a collision with another parachutist in eastern San Diego County has been identified as the 27-year-old brother-in-law of NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson.

The county medical examiner's office says in a statement Monday that Jordan Jor-El Janway died Sunday while skydiving with two others at Jamul (hah-mool). Janway collided with one of the other jumpers during freefall, failed to open his parachute and impacted the ground.

A statement posted on Johnson's website says Janway was the brother of Johnson's wife, Chandra. The statement asks for prayers and privacy.

Skydive San Diego owner Buzz Fink told reporters the victim was a veteran of more than 1,000 jumps.

The medical examiner has yet to schedule an examination of the body.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND
WATCH OUR LIVE NEWSCAST

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.