Daughter In Law Of LSU Coach Dies On Way To Oklahoma Game
The daughter in law of an LSU coach died on her way to the Oklahoma game.
Carley McCord was involved in a plane crash near the Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana on Saturday.
The 30-year-old’s husband, Steven Ensminger Jr., confirmed that she was one of five victims killed in the crash.
McCord, a sports reporter, was traveling to attend the College Football Playoff game between LSU and Oklahoma.
Ensminger Jr. is the son of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger.
McCord was employed by WDSU, and the network confirmed news of her death in a statement.
BREAKING: The @AP has confirmed Louisiana sports reporter, Carley McCord, has died in a plane crash in Lafayette Saturday. She’s married to Steven Ensminger, Jr., the son of LSU’s offensive coordinator. https://t.co/o1ssy7SqC1
— Chenue Her (@ChenueHer) December 28, 2019
“It is with broken hearts that we share that WDSU lost a beloved member of our team today. Our hearts are with the McCord and Ensminger families at this time,” the news outlet wrote on Twitter.
“We are devastated by the loss of such an amazing talent and valued member of our WDSU family,” WDSU President and General Manager, Joel Vilmenay, said.
“Carley’s passion for sports journalism and her deep knowledge of Louisiana sports, from high school to the professional ranks, made her an exceptional journalist. As we reflect on her impressive body of work, we offer our deepest condolences to her family.”
The plane was taking off from the airport when it crashed at 9:20 a.m.
Only one person survived the accident. That person was taken to the hospital with three bystanders who were injured.