Death toll in Colorado air crash revised to 4; no survivors

AP News
Posted: Sep 08, 2015 6:23 PM

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — Aviation investigators now say four people died in a Colorado plane crash, not five as they initially reported.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson said Tuesday that no one survived.

The NTSB said Monday five people were aboard, but Knudson said Tuesday the agency was given incorrect information.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Department identified the dead as pilot Harold Joseph Raggio of Newberry Springs, California, and passengers Steven Dale Wilkinson of Newberry Springs, Rosalinda Leslie of Hesperia, California, and Michael Lyle Riley of Barstow, California.

Knudson says the twin-engine Cessna 310 was flying from Barstow to Amarillo, Texas, when it crashed Sunday in southwestern Colorado.

The crash was about 150 miles north of a straight-line route from Barstow to Amarillo. Investigators didn't know why the plane took that route.