CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County Coroner’s Office identified the person killed in a small aircraft crash.
According to a release issued Thursday morning, Brett Dean Smith, 49, of Hyrum, Utah, died when his single-engine aircraft crashed near Kortes Road in rural Natrona County.
An autopsy is being scheduled and next of kin have been notified. The release says the crash is under investigation by the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, Natrona County Emergency Management, the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Correction, March 23, 2023: The Natrona County Coroner’s Office has corrected the decedent’s name. The story has been updated.