Missing Person from Reno Air Races Crash
(MyNews4.com & KRNV) Reno, Nev.-Today, two patients have been released from the hospital—one from Renown Medical Center and the other at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. The death toll has also risen to 11 people.
One patient is in critical condition at St. Mary’s with four in serious condition. At Renown, one person remains in critical condition with seven others in fair or good condition. And while these people are healing, some families are saying goodbye. We're hearing for the first time from another victim's family. Sixty-year-old George Hewitt and wife Wendy were watching in the grandstand when the plane crashed. Mr. Hewitt leaves behind four children, one grandchild with two more on the way.
"I cared so much about what he was doing. I was so happy for him. He had a wonderful life," says the victim's mother, Rose Hewitt. Eleven people have died from this tragedy and one person is missing: Cherie Elvin, a woman from Kansas, who attended the air races with her family, has officially been reported missing. Four of Elvin’s family were hurt in the crash and are still being treated in local hospitals.
The medical examiner is using forensic analysis to sift through the carnage to identify more people that might be missing. The Washoe County crisis call center has received 1,400 calls from family members looking for loved ones. They've been able to connect 15 families, but say their work is far from over.