Officials: NASCAR driver Ted Christopher killed in plane crash in CT

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Police say a NASCAR modified champion racer was among two people killed in a North Branford plane crash.

The racer, 59-year-old Ted Christopher, and 81-year-old pilot Charles Dundas were both killed in the crash Saturday, according to police.

Federal officials say the Mooney M20-C plane left Plainville's Robertson Airport and was heading for Long Island, where Christopher was set to compete at Riverhead Raceway.

The cause of the plane crash is under investigation.

Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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