Woman killed in Northwest Georgia plane crash a graduate of Flowery Branch High School

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 8:30AM on Thursday 13th February 2020 ( 1 week ago )
A 23-year-old woman who was killed in a Northwest Georgia plane crash this past weekend was a graduate of Flowery Branch High School in Hall County.
The Hall County School District confirmed Wednesday that Savannah Sims graduated in 2015. Sims lived in the Atlanta area. 
Sims and her boyfriend Morgen Smith, along with Smith's father and a co-pilot, died in the crash in Gordon County on Saturday, Feb. 8. The small jet had taken off from Peachtree City and was en route to Nashville when it crashed during a snowstorm. Federal investigators have not said yet if the snow was a contributing factor in the crash.
Sims' family issued a statement to the media, calling the young woman "outgoing and charismatic" and saying she would be missed for her "bright personality." (Read the family's statement below.)
A celebration of life service for Savannah Sims is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church in Smyrna. 

  The statement provided to media by the family of Savannah Sims:

Our grief is shared with the families of Morgen and Roy Smith as well as Ray Sluk and we will leave it to their families to respond so we can respect their privacy. Our release is for Savannah Sims. Our family is deeply saddened to inform you of the untimely passing of our beloved Savannah Sims, her long time boyfriend Morgen Smith, Roy Smith, and Ray Sluk. Savannah and Morgen just celebrated their 4 year anniversary in January. They were a couple who loved to travel the world together, go to Atlanta United games, and enjoyed spending time with their friends and family. Savannah was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1996. She attended high school at Flowery Branch and was a 2019 GA State graduate with a Bachelor's in Marketing and Risk Management. She was working at St. Benedict's School and with Jennifer Langley Events. Savannah was outgoing, charismatic and enjoyed helping those who were less fortunate. Savannah will be missed for her bright personality, baking desserts, and unconditional love. Her years were short but the memories of her will last a lifetime. We will forever miss our beloved Savannah but know she is watching over us. This may just be a news story for others but she is everything to us. We would like to thank the neighbors who found the plane, the local Gordon County Authorities for bringing Savannah and everyone home, the GBI and the Gordon County Coroner's office for their due diligence. The NTSB is still conducting their investigation. All the prayers have been heartfelt for our entire family.

Savannah Sims (Photo courtesy of family)

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