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Family of five tragically killed in plane crash remembered as talented athletes

Remembering the Young Boys Killed in Upstate New York Plane Crash

Family Tragedy: Two Young Boys Killed in Small Plane Crash After Baseball Tournament

A devastating tragedy struck a family in upstate New York as two young boys, James and Harrison Van Epps, along with their parents Laura and Ryan Van Epps, and grandfather Roger Beggs, lost their lives in a small plane crash. The family was flying back home to Milton, Georgia after a baseball tournament in Cooperstown when the plane crashed in Masonville.

The boys, aged 12 and 10, were remembered as star athletes with promising futures ahead of them. James was a talented baseball player, while Harrison was an up-and-coming lacrosse player. Their grandparents described them as gifted athletes and students who were supported in all their endeavors by their parents.

The tragic incident has left the family and the community in shock and mourning. Tributes poured in from friends, sports leagues, and neighbors, highlighting the kindness and sweetness of the Van Epps family. The Oneonta Women’s Softball league paid tribute to James and his family, emphasizing the importance of cherishing loved ones.

As investigations into the cause of the crash continue, the community is coming together to support the grieving families. The Georgia Governor expressed his condolences and prayers for the victims’ families, while the FAA and NTSB work to determine the circumstances leading to the crash.

The loss of James, Harrison, Laura, Ryan, and Roger has left a deep void in the hearts of those who knew and loved them. The memories of their kindness, laughter, and love will forever be cherished as the community mourns their untimely passing.

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