The Lake Oswego community is in mourning after PGA Golf Pro Sean Fredrickson and his 3 kids died in a plane crash. The incident happened on Sunday afternoon in Idaho.
According to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, two planes collided over Lake Couer d’Alene, Fox 12 Oregon reports. Between the two planes, there were eight people involved in the crash. As the planes sank in 125 feet of water, the sheriff’s office is still working to recover two more of the bodies. There are no survivors.
April Fredrickson, wife of Sean Fredrickson, Speaks out
Sean Fredrickson’s wife, April Fredrickson, spoke out about the tragic accident. She works as the head golf professional at Oswego Lake County Club and the president of the Pacific Northwest PGA Section.
April says she lost her husband, his 16-year-old son, Hayden Fredrickson, in addition to her two children, 15-year-old Sofia Olsen, and 11-year-old Quinn Olsen. “My family died while they were on an adventure,” April said. “Everyone was so excited to be on that plane…I think that, at the end of the day, they died doing what they loved which was, you know, being together.”
April continued by talking about her stepson and her children. She says “life was good” for Hayden as he recently earned his driver’s license and had a new car and a girlfriend. “His life was so incredibly good, and he was a happy kid,” she said of Hayden.
She then spoke of her biological children. Talking about Sofia, April said, “My daughter was 15 and … she loved life, she literally loved life.” Then about her son Quinn, April said: “My little guy was Quinn. He was 11 and he was my best friend. He was just always in tune with what I needed.”
April also shared kind words about her late husband. “I don’t know a person that did not like my husband,” April said. “I mean, he just had an infectious personality. Always wanted to take care of everybody else.”
[H/T Fox 12 Oregon]