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WNFR Team Roper York Gill in Plane Crash

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – Wrangler National Finals Rodeo team roper York Gill and his girlfriend, Christy Stransky, are in serious condition at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth after their plane crashed on U.S. Hwy. 67 shortly after 9 a.m. Friday.

According to the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, the couple had just left the Stephenville Municipal Airport in Gill’s 2001 Piper Saratoga II single-engine aircraft when he reported engine problems.

When Gill, 34, attempted to make an emergency landing on the highway, the plane hit a tree and came to rest upside down.

Gill competed at the 2011 WNFR with Colby Lovell, and finished 27th in the world in 2014.

The couple was transported by air to the hospital. The story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Courtesy of PRCA