November 30, 2018

Ball State Trustee Dies In Southern Indiana Plane Crash

Wayne Estopinal has served on the Ball State board since 2011.

Wayne Estopinal has served on the Ball State board since 2011.

Ball State University has announced a Board of Trustees member has died in a plane crash in southern Indiana.

Wayne Estopinal has served on the Ball State board since 2011 and this week was re-appointed to the position by Governor Eric Holcomb.

Estopinal was CEO of TEG Architects in Jeffersonville, which specialized in healthcare buildings.  He was a 1979 graduate of Ball State.

Federal officials say three people were on board the small jet that crashed in a wooded area near Memphis, Indiana around 11:30 AM today.  No one on board survived.

In a statement, Ball State board chair Rick Hall says Estopinal “was an exceptional leader and passionate supporter of the University.”

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