Four killed in Ga. plane crash ID'd as couple, grandchildren
MURRAY COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities in Murray County have identified the victims of a deadly plane crash that left a couple from Tennessee and their two grandchildren dead.
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The Murray County coroner identified the victims as Dexter Lee Gresham, 55, of Etowah, Tenn., Mary Jo Yarbrough, 61, of Etowah, Tenn., Austin Day, 10, of Corinth, MS, and Kinsley Wilson, 10, of Corinth, MS.
Day and Wilson were Yarbrough's grandchildren, the coroner said.
According to the Murray County Sheriff's Office, the Twin Piper aircraft PA23 went down Saturday afternoon in Chatsworth, about 40 miles south of Chattanooga. The plane was flying out of Tennessee.
The victims--two men and two women--were all from the Tennessee area.
The plane crashed near Piney Hill Road and Old Highway 411 in Ramhurst, according to officials.
One witness told FOX 5 that she watched in horror as the small plane crashed during a violent storm.
"I was just standing on my porch, talking to my mother, and I looked up in the sky and saw the plane…and it just caught on fire, smoke everywhere and debris start flying and it hit the ground. It was bad," said April Edwards.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.