ice road truckers kpax channelIce Road Truckers” star Darrell Ward died in a plane crash Sunday.

According to KPAX Channel 8 in Missoula, Montana, two people were killed on Sunday afternoon when a Cessna 182 was making an approach to a private airstrip near Rock Creek and crashed into the shoulder of I-90 near the eastbound lanes. Word quickly spread that Darrell Ward from Ice Road Truckers was one of the plane’s occupants.

According to TMZ, Darrell was flying with a co-pilot when their Cessna single engine plane crashed on approach near the Rock Creek exit of Interstate 90.

The family said, “While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief. His manager and best friend M. Bob Stanton and long time friend Chuck Campbell are expected to make a lengthier statement shortly.”

He was 52 years old.