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Coroner IDs 2 Men Killed In Custer County Plane Crash

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RYE, Colo. (CBS4) – Two lawmen from Pueblo County were killed in a plane crash on Friday.

They were trying to spot a marijuana grow operation from the sky when their plane went down.

The plane crashed in the San Isabel National Forest near Rye.

John Barger, a retired policeman, was piloting the plane. Capt. Leide DeFusco with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s office was a passenger.

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