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3 people from Arizona killed in Nevada plane crash

Posted at 1:59 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 01:20:33-04

ELKO, Nev. — Authorities have identified three people from Arizona killed in a plane crash in a remote area of northeastern Nevada.

Elko County officials said the crash occurred Friday night in Goshute Valley 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Currie, Nevada, near the Utah border and the bodies were recovered Saturday.

Chief Deputy Coroner Nick Czegledi identified the victims as 48-year-old Thomas Kvanvig, 49-year-old Stacie Kvanvig and 8-year-old Daniel Kvanvig.

“I have every reason to believe that they are his wife and son,” Czegledi said.

Authorities said Thomas Kvanvig was a longtime engineer with Intel Corp. in Chandler, Arizona, and the small plane was registered to him.

8-year-old Daniel was a student at Weinberg Elementary School.

In a letter sent out to parents, the school says they will have counselors available virtually to help classmates cope with the loss.

"We are heartbroken by the tragic loss for our Weinberg community, and wanted you to know what happened in order to discuss it with your child. This loss is sure to raise many emotions, concerns, and questions for our entire school, especially our students," said Weinberg Principle, Shirley Mathew.

A GoFundMe was created to raise funds for funeral services.

According to the GoFundMe page, Thomas and Stacie also had two daughters who were not on the plane.