Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:40 P.M. Morehouse Parish Sheriff's officials received a report of a small plane that had crashed into a field near John Crymes Road and Patey Road in Morehouse Parish. The plane struck power lines that provide power to the Morehouse Parish Detention Center on Patey Road, causing the center to lose power. Both occupants of the aircraft were confirmed dead by the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office.
As of early Monday morning, the names of the two occupants had not been released. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been notified and are expected to conduct an investigation into the cause of the crash. Power has been restored to the Detention Center.
See the Tuesday, May 2nd print edition of The Bastrop Daily Enterprise for more details.