Former ‘Bachelor’ Contestant Dies in Plane Crash

Erin Storm was a contestant on Season 12 with British Bachelor Matt Grant

Last Updated: March 22, 2016 @ 3:42 PM

Erin Storm, a former Season 12 contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelor,” has died in a plane crash, TheWrap has learned.

On Monday, a small airplane crashed in Hawthorne, California, where according to an official press release, officers found a single-seat aircraft on fire. A nearby construction worker witnessed the crash and was able to pull the pilot from the wreckage before emergency services arrived.

Storm was transported by ambulance to Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Carson but died from her injuries. No other individuals were injured in the crash.

While the Hawthorne Police Department were not able to confirm the identity of the deceased, a company she was a pilot for, Pacific Blue Air, confirmed the news to TheWrap.

Storm was on Matt Grant’s season of “The Bachelor ” in 2008, and was listed as a “hot dog vendor” from Venice, California, at the time. ABC has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The crash is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board.

In February, “Bachelor” contestant Alexa “Lex” McAllister died at age 31, in Columbus, Ohio. Police responded to an emergency call at approximately 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, and the unidentified caller indicated that McAllister may have overdosed on prescription pills after texting about her intention to end her life. McAllister was transported to a local hospital in stable condition, but died at 2:39 a.m. that Tuesday.