Highlands Ranch plane crash victim IDed
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A man who died after his single-engine plane crashed into a field in Highlands Ranch Saturday has been identified.
Tuesday afternoon, the Douglas County Coroner’s Office identified 60-year-old James Peoples of Littleton as the victim in Saturday’s plane crash.
Peoples’ small aircraft crashed into an open field just south of C-470 and east of Lucent Boulevard in Highlands Ranch.
Witnessed said the plane flew low over a H2O Carwash before plummeting into the field. After impact, the plane caught fire.
On Sunday, Centennial Airport Operations confirmed to FOX31 Denver that Peoples took off from Centennial Airport at approximately 2:30 p.m. in an experimental plane on the day of the crash.
The coroner said that an autopsy was performed and, while the manner of death was indicated as accidental, a cause of death has yet to be determined.
Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate.