QUICK LINKS:

Body of third passenger in hot-air balloon crash found

Updated: 05/11/2014 3:35 PM
Created: 05/11/2014 3:19 PM WHEC.com

Virginia state police say they have found the body of the third passenger of a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and fell into a heavily wooded area about 25 miles north of Richmond.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the searchers found the body at 11 a.m. Sunday. The two other passengers had previously been found.

Police have not released the victims' names, but family members and the University of Richmond said associate head coach Ginny Doyle and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis were passengers. Veteran hot air balloon pilot Daniel T. Kirk was at the controls.

Among the three victims could be Buffalo native Natalie Lewis. The family of Natalie Lewis says she was apparently on board the balloon when it hit the power line.





News10NBC/WHEC-TV welcomes your opinion and interaction on our website, but please remember to keep it clean. If you're advertising for another business, being profane, vulgar or slanderous your post will be deleted. By commenting on this website, you agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they posted.

Rochester

Overcast
74°
80° | 63°
  • Feels like: 74° F
  • Wind: SE 8mph
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Thu Thunderstorms
    77° | 67°
  • Fri Afternoon thunderstorms
    79° | 65°
  • Sat Morning thunderstorms
    80° | 64°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    81° | 64°