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Plane crashes with 3 onboard near Creede

Authorities say three people were onboard a plane that crash Wednesday afternoon in Creede. Their conditions are not known at this time.

Authorities say three people were onboard a plane that crashed Wednesday afternoon near Creede.

Allen Kenitzer with the FAA Office of Communications says a Cessna 320 twin engine aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances at Mineral County Highway 149 and Forest Road 801.

The pilot, 51-year-old Jere Ferrill of Castle Rock was killed in the crash. Two passengers were killed also. They were 17-year-old David Louwers of Longmont and Mykhayl Sutton. Sutton's age and hometown are unknown at this time, but he did work for Rocky Mountain Aerial Surveys which is based in Longmont.

The crash was reported at about 2:40 p.m.

Both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.