Plane crash kills 3 in Haralson County

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HARALSON COUNTY, Ga.,None - The lone survivor of the single engine plane crash Saturday in rural Haralson County died Sunday morning at the burn unit at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Haralson County Coroner Danny Hutcheson told Channel 2's Tony Thomas.

Hutcheson said that 56-year-old Kim Woliver and his 53-year-old wife, Patricia Woliver, died Saturday in the crash. He said their 24-year-old son, Alex, survived the initial impact, but had serious burns that covered most of his body.

“We certainly encourage everyone to keep this family in their thoughts and prayers,” said Hutcheson.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said the Cessna 177 went down west of Tallapoosa, not far from the Alabama state line.

The plane had departed from Knoxville, Tenn., and was headed to Panama Beach, Fla. Hutcheson said the plane was trying to make an emergency landing when it hit some trees near the intersection of Shealy Road and Highway 78, just west of Tallapoosa and about 50 miles west of Atlanta.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

The Wolivers are survived by another son.


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