Four northern Indiana men killed in plane crash, including Sprint car driver Tony Elliott
WALHALLA, S.C. (October 3, 2015) — Sprint car driver Tony Elliott is one of the victims of a plane crash that also claimed the lives of three other Kosciusko County men.
Officials say the Piper PA-32 was traveling from Warsaw, Indiana to the Notre Dame vs. Clemson game at Clemson, South Carolina when the plane went down in a remote area on the shore of Lake Hartwell, South Carolina on Friday.
FAA spokesperson Kathleen Berger says air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane as it was heading to the Clemson airport. There were no survivors.
Website Ink Free News identifies the victims as Tony Elliott, Charles Smith (the owner of the plane) and his son Scott Smith, and Scott Bibler, a former coach for the Tippy Valley High School football team. All four of the men were Warsaw residents.
Elliott won the USAC National Sprint Car Series in 1998 and 2000.