GUILFORD, CT (CBS) — A NASCAR driver was one of two people killed in the crash of a private plane near Guilford, Connecticut.

Ted Christopher, 59, was aboard the plane when it went down in a wooded area near the Connecticut town.

Ted Christopher. (Photo credit: New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

Authorities have not said where the plane took off or where it was headed.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway General Manager David McGrath said in a statement that Christopher will be missed.

“Teddy is one of New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s most prolific drivers. I know that I can speak for everyone here, as well as our entire Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family, when I say that while Teddy may be gone, his legacy will carry on for generations to come,” McGrath said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow competitors at this very difficult time.”

The name of the other person on board has not been released.


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