Family, friends, and the Beverly community are mourning the loss of 22-year-old David Cheney, who was among the three killed in a single-engine plane crash in Owl's Head, Maine Friday night.
"David was a funny, loving and kind young man. He was loved by everyone who knew him. His smile and baby blue eyes would light up an entire room. He will be greatly missed," his family said in a statement.
A 2009 Beverly High School alumnus, Cheney graduated with honors and served as lacrosse captain his senior year.
Cheney was enrolled in the University of Maine's business program, and was the president of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Also killed in the crash were Cheney's fraternity brothers, Marcelo Rugini, an exchange student from Brazil; and William "B.J." Hannigan III, 24, of South Portland.
"UMaine's Greek and international student communities are mourning the loss of three of their own, but they are not alone in their grief," said Robert Dana, vice president for student affairs and dean of students at the college. "Losing these three young men -- David, Marcelo and B.J. -- is a loss for the entire UMaine community and the many people -- including faculty and staff -- whose lives they touched. They brought great light and energy to our campus, and we will miss them."
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