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Johnson mourning brother-in-law's passing

March 31, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Jordan Janway, 27, was the brother of Jimmie's wife, Chandra

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Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is mourning the loss of his brother-in-law, who died after a skydiving accident in San Diego.

Jordan Janway, 27, died Sunday after a mid-air collision with another jumper, according to media reports in San Diego. Janway was the younger brother of Johnson's wife, Chandra.

"The Johnsons are saddened by the tragic passing of Chandra's brother, Jordan Janway, 27," read a statement posted Monday on Johnson's website. "Jordan was an incredible son, brother, uncle and friend and will be dearly missed. Please keep the Janway family in your thoughts and prayers. The family asks for privacy at this time."

According to media reports, Janway was a veteran skydiver with more then 1,000 jumps under his belt. Johnson is a native of the San Diego area, and he and Chandra return to the region often for charitable efforts.

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