Friday, December 13, 2013

Coroner and Sheriff's Office Release Names Of Plane Crash Victims

Victims Of Plane Crash Identified, Media Contacts Established

Mesa County, Colo. – The Mesa County Coroner and our agency are identifying the victims of the plane crash that occurred on the Grand Mesa, Thursday afternoon. The three adult males are:

Dana Brewer, 49, of Clifton—Pilot
William Kennon, 47, of Collbran—Passenger
Richard James “Jim” Platz, 47, of Fruita—Passenger

The autopsies are not expected to be completed until tomorrow. Cause and manner of death will be provided by the Coroner’s Office at a later time.

The Sheriff’s Office has implemented the Family Media Liaison Program. This program coordinates and responds to media inquiries on an individual family basis. All media should use the following email addresses when making a media request that is family specific. For overall incident or investigative media inquiries, Heather Benjamin will remain your point of contact.

The media request email accounts are as follows:
The Brewer Family:
The Kennon Family:
The Platz Family: