PD: 2 skydivers killed in midair collision near Eloy

ELOY, AZ - Two skydivers were killed Tuesday night after colliding in the air over Eloy.

Eloy police Sgt. Brian Jerome said the accident happened around 4:51 p.m.at Skydive Arizona.

Jerome said one person was dead when authorities arrived on scene and a second died at a local hospital.

According to Jerome, witnesses told investigators that both skydivers had open canopies when they ran into each other about 200 to 300 feet above the ground. After they collided, their canopies collapsed and they fell to the ground.

A third skydiver was injured but police say that skydiver was not involved in the collision and the injuries are not believed to be serious.

The cause of the collision is under investigation. Police have not yet released names of any of the people involved.

The collision occurred at Skydive Arizona, a training facility that operates out of the Eloy Municipal Airport, about 60 miles south of Phoenix. Its website says it's the largest drop zone in the world, for skydivers of all skill levels.

Dozens of women gathered at the site Saturday to break the world record for an all-female mass-formation jump.

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