Coroner IDs most victims of business jet crash

Published On: Feb 22 2013 08:37:43 AM EST
Geogia plane crash
THOMSON, Ga. -

A coroner has confirmed the identities of all but one person who died when a business jet collided with a 60-foot utility pole and caught fire after aborting its landing at an east Georgia airport.

The plane was carrying a surgeon and members of his clinic staff when it went down Wednesday night at the Thomson-McDuffie Regional Airport after a flight from Nashville.

McDuffie County Coroner Foster Wiley said early Friday that identities of four people killed had been confirmed: Dr. Steven Roth, a vascular surgeon; nurse anesthetist Lisa Volpitto; secretary Kim Davidson; and Tiffany Porter.

Wiley said dental records would be used in an attempt to confirm the identity of the fifth person. He said officials believe they know the identity, but need to confirm it before releasing the name.

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