Summary: student and star volleyball player at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia who was one of three passengers involved in a Dec. 18, 2005 airplane accident when a five-seater Cessna aircraft piloted by prominent Rome insurance agent and businessman Gary Tillman had plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the northeast coast of Vilano Beach near St. Augustine, Florida while attempting to make an emergency landing in inclement weather shortly after takeoff from a Jacksonville airport (Tillman and his 16-year-old daughter Hannah remained missing and feared dead after the plane crash) while the group was headed to the Bahamas for a vacation during Christmas break, and who was later found wearing a life jacket but had no pulse when Coast Guardsmen pulled her from the water after the plane went down, in which the fourth passenger identified as 16-year-old Rachel Hostetler managed to escape from the wreckage and swam for her life through stormy seas before it quickly sank.
Cause of Death: Injuries suffered in an airplane accident
Born: May 13, 1989
Died: December 18, 2005
Location: St. Augustine, Florida