Illinois town bids farewell to victim of Kentucky crash
By Stephanie Baumer
NASHVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A 14-year-old southern Illinois girl killed with three relatives in a Kentucky plane crash that her younger cousin survived has been eulogized as a fun-loving, artistic soul.
Services were Wednesday for 14-year-old Sierra Wilder at Campagna Funeral Home in the town of Nashville. She died in the Jan. 2 crash along with Nashville furniture store owner Marty Gutzler, wife Kim Gutzler and their 9-year-old daughter, Piper.
The Gutzlers' other daughter, 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler, survived. She managed to crawl from the wreckage and endure bone-chilling cold during her mile-long trek through woods to a home where she told the occupant about the crash.
Private services for the Gutzlers are Friday.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused the crash.