Roger Nelson

 

 

Age: 48

 

Summary: captain of the 1982 U.S. Olympic skydiving team who was owner of a controversial Chicago-area skydiving center whose business Skydive Chicago had been criticized for a high number of fatalities (11 fatalities in the last five years - eight times the national average).

 

 

Cause of Death: Parachuting accident

 

Born: October 25, 1955

 

Died: June 7, 2003

 

Location: Ottawa, Illinois