Fatal Plane Crash Near Fostoria

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a plane crash near Fostoria that left two people dead.

The Highway Patrol says the crash happened Tuesday night at 10:47 approximately two miles east of Fostoria near Crestview Drive in Loudon Township, Seneca County.

Officers from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office and the Fostoria Police Department responded to a report of a possible plane crash near Crestview Drive in Loudon Township.

Officers searched and located the crashed plane in a wooded area north of Crestview Drive.

Two deceased victims were located at the scene.

The pilot was identified as Shane Alan Halbrook, age 59, of Avon, Indiana.

The copilot was identified as Michael D. Wright, age 51, of Casey, Illinois.

The plane was identified as a Piper Saratoga single engine plane.

The plane was reportedly traveling from Illinois to Findlay.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Assisting on scene were Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Fostoria Police, Bascom Fire, Seneca County EMS, and the Seneca County Coroner’s Office.