Courtesy CBS46

A student at The Paideia School was killed in a small plane crash in Puerto Rico over the weekend.

According to CBS46, Molly Wrede, 15, who just finished ninth grade, was visiting San Juan with friends when the plane crashed off the island’s north coast on Saturday.

The plane, owned by Puerto Rico-based charter flight company Air America, was leaving the island’s main international airport and heading toward another nearby island, officials said.

According to a report from the Associated Press, another rising sophomore at Paideia, Casey Ellyson, was injured in the crash, along with her father, Scott. Both were hospitalized on the island suffering from burns.

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