2 who died in plane crash near Echo Bay identified

Two people who died in a plane crash near Echo Bay airport in the Lake Mead area on June 12 have been identified.

Natalie Jimenez, 28 of Overton, and Troy Saxton-Getty, 48 of Carson City, both died from multiple blunt force and thermal injuries due to the crash, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

The crash, which happened on the north end of Lake Mead and south of Valley of Fire State Park, was ruled an accident.

Clark County firefighters and volunteer units from Overton and Moapa responded to the crash after a witness reported seeing a two-seater plane go down.

The crash occurred several hundred yards from an airstrip, Lake Mead Recreation Area spokeswoman Christie Vanover said.

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