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July 17, 2013

Coaches families sue in OSU crash

PONCA CITY — Family members of two Oklahoma State University women’s basketball coaches who were killed in a plane crash in November 2011 are suing the estate of the deceased pilot and his wife.

The widow of former head women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and the parents of Miranda Serna, an assistant coach, are seeking an unspecified amount of money from the estate of Olin and Paula Branstetter, who lived in the Ponca City area.

The lawsuits, quietly filed last year in Kay County District Court, accuse the couple of negligence.

Budke, Serna and the Branstetters all died Nov. 17, 2011, when the Branstetters’ plane crashed in Arkansas, where the coaches were headed on a recruiting trip. Serna was 36. Budke was 50.

 

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