Valerie Serpa, Director of the Oats Park Art Center and the Churchill Arts Council in Fallon, died in a plane crash last night in Medford, Oregon.
A representative from the Churchill Arts Council, Michael Eric Scott, confirmed her death. A representative from the Jackson County, Oregon Sheriff’s Department said the crash is under investigation, and it will likely take a few days before additional details are released.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s incident database lists a fatal crash in Medford, Oregon at 4:52 pm on Sunday, Dec. 5. The incident description reads, “Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances into a car dealership parking lot and caught on fire.”
The FAA’s aircraft registry lists the plane as a Piper Navajo registered to Donald Sefton of Fallon.
Double Scoop will release information about memorial services, art center plans, and related developments as we receive it.
Cover photo: Borrowed from Churchill Arts Council’s Facebook page