2 confirmed dead in plane crash

Circle denotes the reported area where an airplane crash killed two people Thursday afternoon, between Sullivan's Knoll and Flora Tech Road in Hurricane, Utah | Image courtesy of Google Maps
Circle denotes the reported area where an airplane crash killed two people Thursday afternoon between Sullivan’s Knoll and Flora Tech Road in Hurricane, Utah | Image courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News

HURRICANE – Two people are confirmed dead following a plane crash north of Sand Hollow Reservoir Thursday afternoon.

Around 1:37 p.m. Thursday, the St. George Communications Center received a report that a single-engine plane had crashed in a remote area between Sullivan’s Knoll and Flora Tech Road, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said.

Hurricane Police officers were dispatched to the scene, Buell said, along with fire and ambulance units of the Hurricane Valley Fire District.

“The area that (the crash) involves is a pretty rugged area,” he said. “… so we did the best we could to get to that area as fast as we could. We did locate a plane that had crashed, and there are fatalities.”

A press release posted on the Hurricane City Police Facebook page, subsequently confirmed that the victims involved were a man and a woman. Their names have not yet been released.

Media was not initially allowed close the scene due to the crash creating a wide debris field, Buell said.

The plane was reported to be flying pretty low before it crashed, he said.

The incident is under investigation.

St. George News Assistant Editor Kimberly Scott and Reporters Julie Applegate and Ric Wayman contributed to this report.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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