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Two dead in plane crash at 7th Street/Deer Valley, officials say

Posted: 7:57 AM, Aug 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 12:42:54Z
Aircraft down near 7th Street/Deer Valley
Aircraft down near 7th Street/Deer Valley
Aircraft down near 7th Street/Deer Valley

Officials are investigating a deadly plane crash near 7th Street and Deer Valley Road on Monday morning. 

The FAA says the aircraft involved is a single-engine, home-built Acroduster. It reportedly crashed in the intersection around 6:50 a.m. under unknown circumstances. 

Two people were killed in the crash, according to Phoenix aviation officials. Phoenix police identified the pilot killed in the crash as 54-year-old Theodore Rich and the passenger as 49-year-old Elaine Carpenter.

Video from the scene showed emergency crews working around debris in the roadway near several damaged cars. Police told media the vehicles had substantial damage but no one on the ground was hurt. 

The intersection reopened to traffic in all directions just before 2 p.m.

Stay with ABC15 for more updates on this developing story. 

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