By CBS13 Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Both the FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.