Funeral set for WNYer killed in balloon crash

This 2013 photo provided by the University of Richmond shows director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis. Lewis and associate head coach Ginny Doyle were two of the three people aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Virginia. Investigators say their remains were found about a mile apart in dense woods. (AP Photo/University of Richmond, Frank Strauss)
This 2013 photo provided by the University of Richmond shows director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis. Lewis and associate head coach Ginny Doyle were two of the three people aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Virginia. Investigators say their remains were found about a mile apart in dense woods. (AP Photo/University of Richmond, Frank Strauss)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Funeral services are set for this weekend for the Buffalo native who was one of three people killed when a hot-air balloon hit a power line, burst into flames and crashed in Virginia.

Calling hours for Natalie Lewis are scheduled Friday afternoon and evening at the Amigone Funeral Home on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Her funeral will be held Saturday morning at St. Rose of Lima Church in Buffalo.

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The 24-year-old former Buffalo high school swim team star was taking a balloon ride with a University of Richmond co-worker when it hit power lines during a balloon festival in Doswell, Virginia last Friday. The balloon’s pilot, Daniel Kirk, and Richmond women’s basketball assistant coach Ginny Doyle also died.

Lewis was the director of basketball operations for the women’s team.

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