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Two ENC men killed in weekend plane crash that sparked 35-acre wildfire

Two eastern North Carolina men were killed when a small private plane crashed in Virginia on Saturday.
(Photo: Suffolk Fire and Rescue)
Two eastern North Carolina men were killed when a small private plane crashed in Virginia on Saturday.

Two eastern North Carolina men were killed when a small private plane crashed in Virginia on Saturday.

Virginia State Police Sergeant Michelle Anaya confirmed that Christian Fauchald, 54, and Eric John Bergevin, 53, both of Edenton, were killed in the crash.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue says crews responded to a 35-acre brush fire as the result of a plane crash. Nearby homes were threatened by the fast-moving fire, but everyone was safely evacuated.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to eastern North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of kiddo cuddling, reading, and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.