Caddo Mills, TX man killed in paragliding crash


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A Texas man is dead after a paragliding crash Friday evening outside Farmersville, according to a news release from the Collin County Sheriff’s Office.

Benjamin Shannon, 39, of Caddo Mills, was taken to an area hospital, where he died, after he crashed around 6:50 p.m. in a field near FM 547 near Farmersville, according to the release.

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the crash.

This story was originally published June 25, 2022 2:58 PM.

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James Hartley is a breaking news journalist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He’s a North Texas native who joined the Star-Telegram team during a 2019 internship and just didn’t leave. He’s passionate about true stories and loves understated movies, good tea and scotch that’s out of his budget.

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