Heartbreaking news came out of Puget Sound near Whidbey Island on Sunday as a tragic plane crash claimed the lives of 10 victims, 3 being Smash actress Megan Hilty's sister, niece, and brother-in-law, as reported by King 5.
'Smash' Actress Megan Hilty's Sister, Niece, And Brother-In-Law Die In Tragic Plane Crash
"Smash" actress Megan Hilty is morning the loss of her pregnant sister Lauren Hilty, her niece Remy, and her brother-in-law Ross Mickel who all died following a plane crash this past weekend.
The plane was flying from Friday Harbor to Renton Municipal Airport when it crashed on September 4th.
The plane crashed in Mutiny Bay off Whidbey Island, about halfway between the two destinations.
Megan Hilty's brother-in-law Ross Mickel’s family members released the following statement to KING 5:
"We are deeply saddened and beyond devastated at the loss of our beloved Ross Mickel, Lauren Hilty, Remy and their unborn baby boy, Luca. Our collective grief is unimaginable. They were a bright and shining light in the lives of everyone who knew them."
The statement continued:
"Although their time with us was too short, we will carry their legacy forward. We want to thank all the first responders, emergency service agencies of Whidbey Island, Island County, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), and the private citizens who participated in the search and rescue efforts following the crash."
"The enormous outpouring and support we have received from our friends, family, and the public has been overwhelming. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who also lost loved ones on-board. At this difficult time, we are requesting that our privacy be respected as we grieve the loss of our family members."
We're thinking of all of those who have been affected by this terrible accident.