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UK Newlyweds, Fathers Among Victims

New Media Producer: Kerry Corum

A former University of Kentucky baseball player and his new wife were among the 49 people killed when Comair flight 5191 crashed shortly after taking off from Blue Grass Airport.

Jon Hooker and Scarlett Parsley of London, Kentucky, were leaving on their honeymoon Sunday, just hours after being married at the Headley-Whitney Museum.

Charles Lykins of Naples, Florida was heading home after visiting friends and family in the Lexington area. Paul Richardson of Winchester says Lykins - who had two young children - took the early flight so he could be home with his family.

David Taylor said his father, 52-year-old Mike Finley of Corbin, was one of the victims. Finley, owner of the Finley Fun Centers, was headed to Reno, Nevada, for a rollerskating convention. Fun Centers are family entertainment centers.

The lone survivor, first officer James Polehinke, is listed in critical condition at the UK Hospital.

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