6 victims of Wisconsin plane crash identified

PHILLIPS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of the six people who were killed when their Cessna airplane crashed in northern Wisconsin.

The accident happened Saturday near the town of Phillips.

The Price County Sheriff’s Office on Monday identified the victims as 70-year-old Kevin James King, 56-year-old Thomas DeMauro, 21-year-old Kyle DeMauro, 63-year-old James Francis, 69-year-old Charles Tomlitz, and 45-year-old George Tomlitz.

The DeMauros and King are from Bensenville, Illinois. Francis is from Norco, California. Charles Tomlitz is from Addison, Illinois and George Tomlitz is from Brookfield, Illinois.

Authorities did not say how they knew each other or their relation. The sheriff’s office says the plane left from Chicago and was heading to Canada on a fishing trip.

The investigation is ongoing.