Sheriff identifies two people killed in plane crash on Florida highway

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The identities of the two people who died in a plane that took off from Ohio and crashed on an interstate in Florida on Friday have been revealed.

>>Previous coverage: At least two people were killed after a plane coming from Ohio crashed on a Florida highway

On Saturday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office tentatively identified the two people who died and the survivors of the crash.

Edward Daniel Murphy, 50, of Oakland Park, Florida, and Frederick Hoffman, 65, of Pompano Beach, Florida, were killed, according to the sheriff’s office.

Murphy was the pilot and Hoffman was second in command.

A 27-year-old crew member from Jupiter, Florida, and two passengers from Columbus, Ohio, survived the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.

The three survivors were taken to an area hospital, but the severity of their injuries is unknown.

On February 9, a Bombardier Challenger 600 carrying five people crashed on I-75 near Naples, Florida, around 3:15 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed.

Tracking the plane’s tail number, N823KD, it appears the flight was headed to Naples Airport from Ohio, according to a previous NewsCenter 7 report.

An Ohio State spokesman said the plane did not belong to the university.

>> Photos: At least two people were killed after a plane coming from Ohio crashed on a Florida highway

According to its CBS affiliate winkThe Florida Highway Patrol said the plane collided with a vehicle while making an emergency landing.

WINK reported that air traffic control chatter indicated that both of the plane’s engines had failed before the accident.

The plane is then scheduled to head to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.

We will continue to update this story.

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