High School Coach Dies In Aircraft Crash In Ohio

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say the boys' basketball coach at a high school north of Columbus was killed when a small experimental aircraft crashed in Knox County.

The State Highway Patrol confirmed that the victim of the Tuesday night crash was 54-year-old Lawrence Eberst of Delaware, Ohio.

A highway patrol dispatcher said the aircraft was a 2003 Antares MA-33 that crashed near the landing strip at Chapman Airfield at about 8 p.m.

Kevin Reed, who is the athletic director at Delaware Hayes High School, said Eberst had coached there for 15 years and taught physical education in the district's elementary schools.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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