Somber news for the Supreme Court bar

The Austin American-Statesman is reporting that Greg Coleman, the former SG of Texas and one of the leading lights of the Supreme Court bar, has died in light plane crash off the coast of Florida. The paper reports:

Coleman, 47, was piloting the Piper Malibu when it crashed into a bayou while approaching the Destin Airport landing strip about 7:40 p.m. on a foggy night, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Two passengers also were killed: Coleman’s mother-in-law Charlene Black Miller, 63, and uncle James Patrick Black, 58.

According to the Destin Log newspaper, Coleman’s wife was waiting at the Destin airport for his return from Texas, where he had flown to pick up Miller and Black. The family was attending their annual Thanksgiving holiday in Destin.

Greg clerked with my wife. He was a good guy and a great lawyer. This is a terrible loss. Safe travels to our readers.