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Family IDs man killed in East Texas plane crash

This story will be updated.

TITUS COUNTY, Texas — One person has died and three other were injured after being flown to Tyler hospitals after a plane crash late Sunday night in Titus County, according to a report from a local newspaper. 

The Tri-County Press reported Sunday night that those involved in the crash just off County Road 4530 around 11 p.m. were taken to Tyler hospitals.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the plane in the crash was a Piper PA-32. 

In a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency said single-engine Piper PA-32 crashed just north of Mount Pleasant Regional Airport around 11:15 p.m. Sunday while four people were on board. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the plane clipped trees on its approach and landed upside down.

Family members took to Facebook on Tuesday and identified the victims. The family says Jere Kellough died following the accident. Relatives also identified Tracey Kellough, as well as family friends, as victims who remain in local hospitals (CBS19 is withholding the other victims' names until next-of-kin has been informed).

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, and NTSB will lead the investigation.

Once on scene, the investigators will start documenting and examining the aircraft along with requesting radar data, weather information, air traffic control communication, airplane maintenance records and the pilot’s medical records, Keith Holloway, an NTSB spokesperson, said.

"NTSB investigators will look at the human, machine, and the environment as the outline of the investigation," he said. 

This story will be updated a more information becomes available.

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