Ridgefield, Conn. Mourns Students Killed In Weekend Plane Crash

Cathryn Depuy and Ryan Adams

Tragedy hit the Colgate University campus hard this weekend as two students were killed in a plane crash in the town of Eaton.

Head of St. Luke's School Mark Davis sent a release to the St. Luke's community concerning Adams' death. Enlarge Courtesy Hannah Sheffler The crash killed Colgate student Ryan Adams, of Ridgefield, pictured here posing with his girlfriend Hannah Sheffler. Their plane was taking off from Hamilton Municipal Airport. Colgate University is providing grief counseling for students and planning a memorial service for this evening.

University officials and the Madison County sheriff's office identified the students as Cathryn "Carey" Depuy and Ryan Adams, both 18-year-old freshmen from Ridgefield. At first, emergency responders had trouble finding the crash, Morrisville Fire Chief Rick Gorton told Syracuse Media Group. Police said the area of the crash scene is in a heavily wooded area and is located only about one-half mile from Old Country Road.

Ryan's mother, Mary Lou Adams, took the stage and spoke of her son's unfailing character to the close knit community of hamilton.


Ball said members of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to start investigating the Morrisville crash this morning.