By Associated Press
Two people are dead after a small plane crashed not far from an airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Amador County Undersheriff James Wegner told the Sacramento Bee that a call was received shortly after noon Dec. 24 about a plane crash near Sutter Creek.
Deputies and fire crews found a single-engine plane with two victims at the scene. Their names were not immediately released pending notification of family.
Wegner said the crash was not far from Westover Field.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said preliminary information indicated a Cessna 172 went down along Shake Ridge Road.