DENVER, COLORADO (February 27, 2017) – Two men were killed on Monday morning when their small plane crashed into the Culver Reservoir, according to local news sources. (map)
The Cessna 172 crashed around 8:00 a.m. for unknown reasons, landing in the Culver Reservoir near Berthoud. The two men inside the plane were extricated from the wreckage about 50 minutes after the crash and rushed to a hospital.
58-year-old Patrick Blankemeier and 23-year-old James P Griffith were both tragically pronounced dead at the hospital. Both were reportedly registered pilots. The cause of the accident is being investigated by the FAA and the NTSB.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Patrick Blankemeier and James Griffith as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 541-2111. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.