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
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)

(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.

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Mergatroid69
May 10, 2014 9:07 PM CDT
Puts a whole new meaning to the phrase, "they went down in flames..."...RIP
JoeQ
May 10, 2014 7:17 PM CDT
Oh goodness. Somebody involved in team sports was killed.
pg13
May 10, 2014 6:25 PM CDT
"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. " "Authorities say"? What about the hundreds of witnesses? "Believed to have caught fire"? Oh so caption writer is being careful, just in case it's a hoax? "School Basketball Official Was in Balloon Crash" OK so we know the job one of the victims had. That warrants a whole new article? WT actual F.