Residents Living Near Plane Crash Speak Out

By: Alex Villarreal Email
By: Alex Villarreal Email

The small Brazos County community of Edge is still shaken from a small plane crash Monday night.
At a nearby restaurant, the crash is still fresh on everyone's mind.

One Edge resident said, "When something like this happens around pretty big news."

No one in the small community of Edge knew exactly what was happening Monday night, but they had a feeling it wasn't good.

"We heard the sirens going off," said one resident. "I had people, friends, texting me, are you okay?'s not that far from my house."

Less than a mile from the Blue Moon BBQ restaurant, near state highway OSR, a small airplane crashed.
The three adults and two children on board didn't survive.

"My grandparents live right down the road. I live a few miles down the road. Our older brother lives up, right across the road. We're all around here," said another resident.

The victims aren't from the area, but that doesn't affect these local resident's compassion.

One resident added, "Need help from anybody, I mean, they're just right down the road."

"Everyone is just really heartbroken...the loss that this family has to bear at the holidays, in losing a whole family," said Toni Moon, the owner of Blue Moon BBQ restaurant.

Families in this rural area know a thing or two about overcoming difficult memories.

"The roads out here, we've had quite a few accidents this year and deaths," added Moon.

Community support is one thing they are not in short supply of in Edge.

The crash site was cleared this afternoon, as the National Transportation Safety Board continues their investigation into the cause of the fatal incident.

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