School Basketball Official Was in Balloon Crash

Natalie Lewis' body hasn't been found yet: family spokeswoman

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted May 10, 2014 5:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – A family spokeswoman says a University of Richmond women's basketball team staff member was one of two passengers on a hot-air balloon that crashed in Virginia. Family spokeswoman Julie Snyder told the AP today that Natalie Lewis' body has not been found. The remains of the pilot and the second passenger have been recovered but haven't been identified. The three were in a balloon last night that witnesses said crashed amid screams for help from the balloon. Lewis was director of basketball operations at Richmond and a former player there.

This photo provided by Nancy Johnson shows what authorities say is a hot-air balloon that was believed to have caught fire and crashed in Virginia, Friday, May 10, 2014.
This photo provided by Nancy Johnson shows what authorities say is a hot-air balloon that was believed to have caught fire and crashed in Virginia, Friday, May 10, 2014.   (AP Photo/Nancy Johnson)
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