Thunder Bay lawyer Peter Mrowiec was killed Thursday in a single-engine plane crash in Utah
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A prominent local lawyer has been killed in a Utah plane crash.
Peter Mrowiec, 58, died Thursday, along with a 45-year-old Woodland Hills, Utah flight instructor Robert Marion Lamb, when the single-engine Alarus 235 aircraft went down at about 4:30 p.m. local time into an alfalfa field near Nephi, Utah.
Weather is believed to have been a factor in the crash, Juab County Sherriff Alden Orme told a Thunder Bay Television reporter Friday afternoon.
Police said Mrowiec was test-flying the plane.
A witness told KSL.com the aircraft just dropped out of the central Utah sky.
"(A) really, really hard gust of wind was blowing right then, and a storm was coming in, and the plane just literally went up and turned and came straight down and hit. I am sure no one survived past the point of impact," Jarrett said.
Mrowiec was a criminal defence lawyer in Thunder Bay, most notably representing Jake Raynard after Raynard was charged in a late-night 2009 assault case.
Mrowiec leaves behind a wife and three grown children.
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