Hatch plane crash victim honored at UTEP game

EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) - Funeral services for the four killed in a plane crash in Hatch were held Saturday morning.

The single-engine plane went down around 5:30 Saturday night less than 1,000 feet after taking off from the Hatch airport.

Kanequa Chancellor, a former UTEP basketball standout, her cousin, Malcolm Watkins, Christopher Howell, and Anthony Deramus died in the crash.

Chancellor played at UTEP in the 90s and although she was originally from Dallas, she called El Paso home. She along with Howell and Deramus were leaders at Destiny Family Christian Center.

Her mother, Linda Metlock, along with other family members made the trip to El Paso this weekend for Chancellor's services.

Metlock is no stranger to the Don Haskins Center, having visited Chancellor every Thanksgiving to watch her play. She says basketball was always one of Chancellor's biggest passions. 

Chancellor was honored at the first women's basketball game of the season and had her jersey displayed on the court.

"It's an honor to see her jersey there, it's an honor, number 24. I've been to this Don Haskins center like I said for many many many years. I was here for that number 24 jersey. I love the Lady Miners," said Metlock.

Chancellor's family is now headed back to Dallas where she will be laid to rest.

 


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