Woman Whose Husband Died After Copter Crash Also Succumbs

Newlywed Ellie Udall, 29, is the fifth to die in the crash
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2018 9:25 AM CST
5th Tourist Dies After Grand Canyon Copter Crash
In this Feb. 10, 2018, photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.   (Teddy Fujimoto via AP, File)

More sad news in the aftermath of a Grand Canyon helicopter crash earlier this month. A fifth victim has died, the wife of Brit Jonathan Udall, who succumbed to his injuries last week. The family of Ellie Udall, 29, put out a statement that announced with "great sadness" her death, per the Guardian, thanking the first responders and volunteers who rushed to the scene of the Feb. 10 crash. "It deeply saddens me once more to update this page," read an update on the JustGiving page originally set up to raise funds for the recovering couple. "Yesterday Ellie lost her battle to her injuries, the only [consolation] I can muster is that she is no longer in pain and is, I hope, with Jon."

The newlyweds had been on vacation with some friends, three of whom died in the accident: Becky Dobson, 27; Stuart Hill, 30; and his brother, Jason Hill, 32. The group had taken the trip together to celebrate Stuart Hill's birthday. The Sun offers a tribute to the victims with snippets of their lives. Jennifer Barham, 39, and 42-year-old pilot Scott Booth are now the only survivors from the crash. (More Grand Canyon stories.)

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