Two People Confirmed Dead After Plane Crash Near Santana High School

WARNING: This story contains details about a plane and explosives.  

Emergency personnel responded to a small plane crash near Santana High School in Santee, California, Monday afternoon. The twin-engine Cessna C340 plane crashed into a home and resulted in sparking fires at two homes, according to authorities.  

Santee Fire Chief John Garlow told the Los Angeles Times that a twin-engine plane allegedly crashed into a home and a box truck in a residential area. The incident occurred near Greencastle Street and Jeremy Street in the San Diego County city.  

According to 10 News, UPS confirmed that an employee was killed during the plane crash in a statement.  

“We are heartbroken by the loss of our employee, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We also send our condolences for the other individuals who are involved in this incident, and their families and friends,” the statement reads. 

“We are cooperating with the responding authorities in their investigation, and we are respectfully deferring questions to the investigating authorities.” 

According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, a temporary evacuation point was placed at the Cameron Family YMCA at 10123 Riverwalk Dr.  

The flames caused two deaths and two people were sent to the hospital after suffering from burns.

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