After turning 18 in May, Jeanna Renee Triplicata had three items on her bucket list. She wanted a nose ring. A small tattoo to honor her beloved grandfather. And she wanted to skydive.
“Jeanna wasn’t scared a bit,” her father, Joey Triplicata, said Monday. “She had wanted to do this, for whatever reason.”
Her goal was to scratch off every item on the list before the start of her freshman year at the University of North Georgia in August. On Sunday, Jeanna decided to tackle one of them. She and her grandmother planned to skydive.
Jeanna’s parents, younger brother and sister, and a family friend went along to watch. Her grandmother landed in view of the family. But something went horribly wrong with Jeanna’s parachute, and both she and her instructor landed in an Upson County field and were killed.