Hattiesburg, Miss — A A small plane crashed into Mississippi’s houseOfficials said Wednesday that they had killed four residents of the house and one of three Texas residents who were flying to college graduation.
Jerry Standley, 55, The house where the plane crashed To Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
According to Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict, a pilot, 67-year-old Louie Provenza, 23-year-old Anna Calhorn, and 2-year-old Harper Provenza were also killed.
Hattiesburg is about 90 miles southeast of Jackson, Mississippi.
An official at the University of Southern Mississippi said three planes were coming to Hattiesburg to attend the graduation ceremony.
Calhorn was a junior studying biology at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, said spokeswoman Julie Gainer.
“My heart hurts for our students and her family, and for our community members and their families,” USM President Rodney Bennett said in a statement. “The university offers our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy during this time of great loss.”
Standley worked full-time at a pavement company and was an assistant minister in his church, according to a web page to raise money for funeral expenses and the exchange of belongings lost in the fire.
His wife Melinda, the chief of the 911 Center at the police station, his daughter Ariana and her grandson Eli all reportedly left home with minor injuries. The couple celebrated their 22nd anniversary last month.
Provenza is a neurosurgeon in the United Regional Physician Group and a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
“We are very sad about the disappearance of Dr. Louis Provenza. He is exposed to the lives of so many people and will be greatly missed,” said the medical group.
The plane, the Mitsubishi M-2B-60, crashed into the house late Tuesday, Hattiesburg police officials reported Wednesday.
Hattiesburg police spokesman Ryan Moore said in an email that emergency response personnel were called to the scene at around 11:20 pm.
Police will contact Hattiesburg Police and ask them not to move or touch any debris or debris that may be associated with the collision.
Police initially said the two had died, according to the Associated Press report. The death toll was later updated to four.
The· Federal Aviation Administration Called to investigate the cause of the crash. National Transportation Safety Board You have been contacted to process the investigation.
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