By the Associated Press
Published by Freep.com
VANDERBILT — State police have released the identities of two people killed when their small plane crash-landed along a northern Michigan freeway.
Troopers said today the victims are two Gaylord men: 52-year-old pilot Patrick J. McNamara and his 32-year-old passenger, Christopher A. Hasty.
The crash happened early Tuesday evening on southbound Interstate 75 near Vanderbilt, about 235 miles north of Detroit.
Witnesses reported seeing the two-seat plane circle the freeway before crashing along the shoulder.
A separate small-plane crash Tuesday morning at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport in southwest Michigan killed a Canadian man, 60-year-old pilot James George Wilton of Ontario. No one else was on that plane.