EATON, N.Y. (AP) — Two freshmen from Colgate University have been killed after their small plane crashed in a wooded area in rural upstate New York.
University officials and the Madison County Sheriff's Office have identified the students as Cathryn "Carey" Depuy and Ryan Adams, both 18 years old and from Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Police say the two had just left Hamilton Municipal Airport around 1 p.m. Sunday with Depuy at the controls of the single-engine Cessna 150. It went down in the town of Eaton, a few miles from the Colgate campus.
Federal aviation safety officials are investigating.
According to Federal Aviation Administration records, Depuy held a student pilot license issued in October 2013.
Colgate officials have postponed or canceled some of Monday's campus events and are making counseling available. A community vigil has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday.
This story has been corrected to show the age of victims to 18 instead of 19 and the location of the crash to Eaton instead of Morrisville.