TRUCKEE (CBS13) — The pilot killed in a small crash near Truckee earlier this week has been identified.
Placer County deputies and Cal Fire responded to the crash in the Martis Valley a little before 11 a.m. Tuesday.READ MORE: Teen Goes Missing In Sacramento River While Trying To Rescue Younger Brother: 'Every Parent's Worst Nightmare'
At the scene along Snowshoe Thompson Circle, deputies found that a Cirrus SR20 with two people had crashed shortly after taking off from Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The plane’s emergency parachute deployed in the incident.
Exactly what led up to the crash is unclear.READ MORE: 'Putting Their Feet To The Fire': Placerville Group Looks To Recall Nearly Entire City Council
On Thursday, the sheriff’s office identified the pilot killed in the crash as 24-year-old Sacramento resident James Duncan Harrell.
No other information about the other passenger who was injured in the crash has been released at this point.MORE NEWS: Tracking Summer Camp Sex Abuse: How To Better Protect Your Kids
Both the FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.