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Malheur County, Oregon, couple killed in southeast Idaho plane crash

The husband and wife were flying from Boise to Rock Springs, Wyo., at the time of the crash Wednesday, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

BOISE, Idaho — A husband and wife from Oregon were killed after a plane crashed in southeast Idaho Wednesday, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office reported. 

The sheriff's office on Monday released their names. Jerry N. Trolard, 63, and Margaret R. Trolard, 68, were from Vale. The couple was flying from Boise to Rock Springs, Wyoming, amid several cross-country flights at the time of the crash. Jerry Trolard was listed as the pilot.

Search and rescue and law enforcement personnel responded to a report of the aircraft crash around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. The plane was located east of Preston, near the Franklin-Bear Lake county line.

Franklin County Sheriff David Fryar included the following statement in a Facebook post Wednesday: "We again express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of the victims. We also continue to offer thoughts and prayers for the safety of our vigilant first responders. Thank you."

The following Monday, the sheriff's office said the investigation and recovery have been completed.

In Monday's news release, along with the names of the victims and the update on the investigation, Fryar also wrote, "As sheriff of Franklin County, I want to personally thank all that assisted with the searching and recovery operation. Many put their own safety and time aside and gave many hours. This was a hard event to get through. Once again, we send out sincere condolences to the family and friends of the Trolards."

NEWS RELEASE: At approximately 10:50 a.m. today our office received a report of a possible downed aircraft, east of...

Posted by Franklin County Idaho Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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