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Two Fatally Injured In Tuolumne County Plane Crash

Groveland, Ca — A single engine Cessna float plane went down in Tuolumne County Friday evening, and the Sheriff´s Office confirms that there are two fatalities.

Lt. Dan Bressler says that the plane crashed near the Cherry Creek Canyon area, about one mile from Cherry Lake. The plane is registered to an individual in the Calaveras County area, but the owner´s name is not being released, as the Sheriff´s Office is still notifying next of kin.

Personnel from Yosemite National Park were flown in to establish site security last night, and investigative personnel are arriving on scene this morning.

Representatives from the FAA, NTSB and Coroners Office will be assessing the incident. The Sheriff´s Office says that the crash scene is only accessible by air travel.

There is no word yet what caused the accident.

Written by BJ Hansen