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Three Hilb Group LLC executives died in a plane crash in Honduras on Saturday while on a personal fishing trip, the broker said.
Killed in the crash, which also killed the plane’s pilot and another man, were Rob Miller, Hyannis, Massachusetts-based regional leader who was managing director of Hilb subsidiary Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency Inc.; Brad Post, Mahwah, New Jersey-based regional leader, Tri-State; and Rick Tepel, Hollywood, Maryland-based regional leader, Mid-Atlantic and managing director of Hilb unit Raley, Watts & O’Neill.
Hilb Group CEO Ricky Spiro, CEO of Richmond, Virginia-based Hilb Group, said in a statement emailed Tuesday: “We are deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic loss of our colleagues and friends Brad Post, Rob Miller and Rick Tepel. Our heartfelt condolences go out to their families and loved ones, as well as to the families of others lost in this terrible accident.”
According to news reports, the men’s Piper single-engine plane crashed into the Caribbean shortly after taking off from Roatán, an island off the Honduran coast. The plane was headed for the port city of Trujillo, about 50 miles away.
The crash, which occurred in clear weather, is under investigation, according to the news reports.