Carley McCord receives tributes online after dying in plane crash on way to LSU game
Carley McCord, the daughter-in-law of LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, died on Saturday in a plane crash in Louisiana while on her way to the Peach Bowl. McCord was among five people who died in the crash, while there was one survivor.
McCord was a graduate of Northwestern State University and Louisiana State University. She was a sideline reporter for Cox Sports & ESPN and worked for New Orleans TV station WDSU. A Baton Rouge native, she married Steve Ensminger Jr. less than two years ago.
Carley McCord, a sideline reporter for CST, covered plenty of football games at McNeese, where Ed Orgeron's sons played.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) December 28, 2019
She was by all accounts a positive person. Her last Instagram story message was about rainbows coming after the rain.
— Matt Moscona (@MattMoscona) December 28, 2019
And this was her second-to-last tweet:
Everyone should strive to have this much joy in life. The world needs more Teddy’s. https://t.co/1M7EOGORy3
— Carley McCord (@CarleyMcCord) December 28, 2019
McCord received numerous tributes online following her death.
Carley McCord was the best kind of human. And if you knew her, you loved her. https://t.co/Xzg0cymq8O
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) December 28, 2019
Carley McCord and I talked about so many things. Some I can’t repeat but that’s what I loved about her. She was always that fun. Ready to talk anything with you. You will not find many people like her. She truly made me smile. I know she is smiling down on us right now. Miss you
— Sharief Ishaq (@ShariefWDSU) December 28, 2019
Just devastated about the news of the death of my good friend @CarleyMcCord .. it’s numbing. She was always a ray of sunshine, we shared a lot of laughs/life events and in a crowded room we found each other quickly. Honored to read scripture at her wedding. I’m going to miss her. pic.twitter.com/ePEVFvqX4A
— Michael Detillier (@MikeDetillier) December 28, 2019
The world lost such a beautiful soul today. @CarleyMcCord was a wonderful friend with the purest of hearts. We miss you so much already. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. Here is the last message she posted on her Instagram story this morning. Chills. pic.twitter.com/gFZpv0B6gm
— Lauren Jbara (@laurenjbara) December 28, 2019
Rest In Peace, @CarleyMcCord. Thank you for being such a wonderful mentor and selfless person. I always loved our talks and really appreciate your support and guidance. I hope I can make you proud and that LSU wins it all for you.
— Hannah Wing (@hannah_wing) December 28, 2019
I’m so devastated over my friend @CarleyMcCord being killed in this plane crash on the way to #LSU game today. She was the best and my love is being sent to her FIL Steve Ensminger and her spouse Steve Ensminger, jr. Steve is in the box coaching LSU right now.
— KATE SMITH (@katesmith0000) December 28, 2019
One of the most amazing people to come into my life.
Smart, funny, hard working – a friend to everyone.
It was impossible not to like Carley McCord.
Still trying to process this.
Thoughts and prayers go out to her husband Steven, family and friends. https://t.co/Gzjm0Mr2F5
— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) December 28, 2019
— Parker McCollum (@ParkerMcCollum) December 28, 2019
— NSU Demons (@NSUDemons) December 28, 2019
The Blue Wahoos are heartbroken to hear of the loss of Carley McCord. She brought joy to Blue Wahoos Stadium and we're blessed to have known her. pic.twitter.com/6hYBAy3Ccb
— Pensacola Blue Wahoos (@BlueWahoosBBall) December 28, 2019
All of us in the Southland Conference are devastated by the news of Carley McCord’s tragic passing. She was an integral part of our TV efforts, & our broadcasts were much better for it. Our thoughts & prayers are with the McCord & Ensminger families, her friends & colleagues.
— Tom Burnett (@TomBurnettSLC) December 28, 2019
Statement from the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans pic.twitter.com/1WhBvJmjI5
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) December 28, 2019
Our hearts are heavy with the sudden and tragic passing of Carley Mccord. Carley was a loyal participant and supporter of RRB. And she loved @justinbieber too . We will miss you, sweet Carley. @CarleyMcCord pic.twitter.com/t1rPQOfQ7f
— Red Rock & Blue (@RedRockAndBlue) December 28, 2019
McCord was 30. Here are the names of the victims:
Per Lafayette FD:
Victims in Lafayette Plane Crash:
Ian E. Biggs, the plane's pilot, 51
Robert Vaughn Crisp II, 59
Carley Ann McCord, 30
Gretchen D. Vincent, 51
Michael Walker Vincent, 15
Injured plane passenger critical condition:
Stephen Wade Berzas, 37
— Jim Hummel (@jimhummel) December 28, 2019