Oxford native dies in Nevada plane crash


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Scott Walton, here with his wife and children, dies in a crash of a Guardian flight medical transport.

Scott Walton, 46, of Allendale, Michigan, originally from Oxford and a Miami University alum, died Feb. 24 after piloting a Guardian flight medical transport that crashed in Nevada, killing five people. He is survived by his wife of 14 years and his three young daughters.

“As his family, despite the heaviness of grief, we are doing everything we can to help his wife and children navigate the future without him,” said Scott’s sister-in-law, Katie Walton, in an email. 

Scott Walton grew up in Oxford, attended Stephen T. Badin high school in Hamilton and St. Mary’s Church, took swimming and skating lessons at Goggin, and played sports through the city’s recreational sports program, according to an email from Walton. Scott attended Miami in the late 1990s and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2002 with a degree in business.

Scott Walton and his family. Provided by the family

He lived in Oxford with his father, John, a former Miami marketing professor, his mother, Marilyn, who published a book about their family history, and two brothers who also graduated from Miami. His brother, also named John, is the radio voice for the Washington Capitals of the NHL.

After graduating from UC, Walton moved to Chicago, where he got his pilot’s license and navigated a career in marketing and advertising. He then moved to Florida to obtain his commercial pilot’s license and landed his first job flying for a package delivery company. 

A GoFundMe for Scott’s family was made and is currently very close to their goal of $150,000. Funeral arrangements for Scott have not yet been released.