November 26, 2014


Community Comments About Hatch Family Crash
By INC News Staff


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Fort Wayne Community joins family members and friends in mourning the shocking death of prominent local doctor and aviator Stephen Hatch.

He and his second wife, Kim, were killed when their small plane crashed into a residential garage in Michigan Friday evening.

Hatch's 16-year-old son Austin was critically injured,

Austin remains hospitalized in Traverse City, Michigan. Doctors plan to bring him out of a medically-induced coma Monday.

Here are some comments many in the community are sharing.

Gwen R. of Fort Wayne says, “Dr. Hatch was a great person and this is just unfathomable! RIP Dr. and Mrs. Hatch.”

Caleb K. of Fort Wayne says, “The entire family is greatly loved and words can't describe how much we will miss both Stephen and Kim.

We take comfort in knowing they were faithful servants of Christ and God has called them home.”

Greg K of Fort Wayne says, “The loss of Dr. Hatch and his wife will leave a big void in this community. My thoughts and prayers are with Austin and his family.”

Wendy K of Ohio City says, “This is a very sad tragedy that has happened twice. God Bless Austin Hatch!”

Pamela B of Fort Wayne says, "So unbelievable, so hard to see..i am so sorry for Austin and his family for this horrible tragedy..All my best to Austin..my thoughts are with him."

Jacquire S of Fort Wayne says, "That is so so very sad.....my prayers are lifted up for you Austin .....and to the rest of the families who love them."