SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Two people are dead after a small plane crashed not far from an airport in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California.

Amador County Undersheriff James Wegner told The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1ziZ1tm ) that a call was received shortly after noon Wednesday about a plane crash near Sutter Creek, located about 40 miles southeast of Sacramento.

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Deputies and fire crews found a single-engine plane with two victims at the scene. Their names were not immediately released pending notification of family.

Wegner said the crash was not far from Westover Field.

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FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said preliminary information indicated a Cessna 172 went down along Shake Ridge Road.

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