Five killed in small plane crash near Erie airport identified


ERIE, Colo. — All five people on board were killed Sunday when a small plane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport.

A dog also appeared to have died in the crash.

The plane, a single-engine Piper PA-46, crashed under unknown circumstances about noon, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The craft was registered to a resident of Washington state, but it was not clear if the owner was aboard.

There was no fire following the crash, indicating the victims died from the crash impact.

The victims were identified Monday as 67-year-old Oliver Frascona, 41-year-old Tori Rains-Wedan, 15-year-old Mason Wedan and 11-year-old twins Austin and Hunter Wedan.

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