Former Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett dies in plane crash


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Former Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett died in a plane crash on Friday, the club has announced. Here is the statement from the Phillies: 

“The Phillies organization sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former pitcher Tyson Brummett, along with three members of the Ruegnar and Blackhurst families, who tragically passed away in a plane crash yesterday morning.”

According to CBS News, Brummett, age 35, was among four dead after the plane he was piloting crashed in Utah’s American Fork Canyon. 

Here are details of the crash via a statement from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office: 

“A few minutes before 8:00 this morning [July 3] Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a small plane crash near Box Elder Peak in American Fork Canyon.  A man and two of his sons were hiking when they saw the plane begin to turn, then spiral downward.  The witness said the plane spiraled out of his view and moments later he heard the impact.  He hiked up further to call 911.  That call bounced to dispatch in Price, UT and was transferred to Central Utah Dispatch.  The witness then climbed down to the plane and verified that the occupants died on impact.”

Brummett was drafted in the seventh round and signed by the Phillies in 2007 out of UCLA. He appeared in one game in the majors in 2012 and later spent time in the Blue Jays and Dodgers systems. 





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