Authorities ID Victims in Southern NM Plane Crash

Staff Report
The Associated Press

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico state police have identified the five people who were killed Thursday when their twin-engine airplane apparently overshot a runway while landing and crashed at a regional airport in south-central New Mexico.

The victims are Rodney and Delaine Duree, both 50; the couple's son, 11-year-old Lake Duree; 46-year-old Karl Lowell Richey and his wife, 44-year-old Keri Richey.

The Richeys' two sons, 16-year-old Alexander and his 12-year-old Christopher, were taken to a hospital in El Paso, Texas.

The two families were from Granbury, Texas.

The crash happened just before 10 a.m. at the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport, just outside of the mountain community of Ruidoso.