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Authorities ID 5 victims of Tahoe plane crash

Joyce Lupiani

Authorities ID 5 victims of Tahoe plane crash

CREATED Aug. 29, 2012

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say the five victims of a single-engine plane crash near South Lake Tahoe include a Fresno trucking company owner and a 6-year-old girl.

El Dorado County sheriff's officials said Tuesday that dental records helped identify the two couples and the child killed in the late Saturday crash.

They were 60-year-old Harold Cardwell, 41-year-old Kin Cardwell, 43-year-old Francisco De La Mora, 39-year-old Lorena De La Mora and 6-year-old Esmeralda De La Mora. All were from Fresno.

The plane was registered to trucking firm owner Francisco De La Mora.

 A company employee said De La Mora's wife and daughter flew to South Lake Tahoe with him.

Witnesses say the plane made a turn and crashed soon after takeoff.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
 

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