STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman and his grandson died in the crash of a vintage single-engine airplane in a wooded area northeast of Starkville.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt says Gary Dedeaux and 13-year-old Luke Reed were pronounced dead at the scene.
Dedeaux took off from the city airport in West Point, Mississippi, on Wednesday afternoon flying a T-6. The crash occurred about 30 minutes later.
Dedeaux was an experienced pilot and owner of two pawn shops. Reed was an eighth-grader at Oak Hill Academy in West Point.