Sports Reporter And Football Fans Killed In Plane Crash

Five college football fans, including sports reporter Carley McCord, died on Saturday when their small dual engine plane crashed in Louisiana while on its way to a college football game. 

As The Daily Mail reports:

Five people who died after a small aircraft crashed en route to Atlanta for a college football playoff game have been identified. 

The plane came down near a post office and Walmart in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday, hitting a car, flipping it over and then slamming into a tree at 9.22am.

Louisiana sports reporter Carley McCord, 30, who was on her way to the Rose Bowl, where Louisiana State University was playing the University of Oklahoma, is among the dead along with pilot Ian Biggs, 51, Robert Crisp II, 59, Gretchen Vincent, 51, and her son Michael ‘Walker’ Vincent, 15…

McCord’s husband, Steven Ensminger Jr., confirmed her death. Ensminger’s father is Steve Ensminger, the offensive coordinator for Louisiana State University’s football team. He was seen wiping away tears before the game on Saturday afternoon. The LSU Tigers went on to win 28 – 63 against Oklahoma Sooners. 

Witnesses on the scene claim that the plane hit a powerline while attempting to make an emergency landing. 

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