Bruce Collie is receiving a ton of prayers after his recent family tragedy.
Devyn Reiley, the daughter of former San Francisco 49’er Bruce Collie, tragically lost her life at the age of 30. The aviator was one of four people killed in separate crashes during an air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Saturday.
Reiley was the pilot of a vintage World War II T-6 Texan aircraft that came down in Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin. She was on board the plane with her co-pilot Zach Colliemoreno. The plane reached an altitude of 3,900 feet before it crashed just five minutes after takeoff.
Prayers are pouring out for his family.
Her sister Calyn Collie told The San Antonio Express-News: “Her love of aviation was always so evident from a young age. She was enchanted with it all.”
She even completed her Private Pilot certificate in 2017 before soloing the World War II trainer aircraft BT-13 in Sweetwater, Texas.
Her husband Hunter has posted a heartbreaking tribute and said: “All you wanted was to make the wasp proud. You earned your ‘Fifi’ wings.”
In another post, he said: “I love and miss you, Devyn Reiley.”
Just days before her death, the couple had celebrated their third wedding anniversary.
Bruce Collie, an offensive lineman drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1985, shared a tribute on Facebook for Reiley, one of his 13 children.
“I trust you my KING….,” the post read. “ALL THINGS to work together for good….”
Collie won two Super Bowls with the Niners in 1989 and 1990 before later being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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