Don Thompson was one of the four people on board the Beechcraft Bonanza plane when it crashed near the Richwood Correctional Center.
Two of the other victims were confirmed independently by NBC 10/Fox 14.
They are Dean Hart Sr. of Dean Hart Construction LLC and Max Larche of Lazenby & Associates. All three are from Northeast Louisiana.
Thompson was a regional sales manager for Replacement Parts Incorporated. They issued this statement concerning the loss of Thompson:
"Last night everyone at Replacement Parts Incorporate was shocked and deeply saddened upon learning of the loss of Don Thompson. Don was a mentor and friend to so many during his 40 years with RPI. He was loved and respected by all of his co-workers. Words can simply not express what Don meant to our company; and more importantly the people in it. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten by those who knew him.
Don served our company in many roles over the years. He was a store manager, district manager, and most recently a regional manager.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Don't family, friends and loved ones. We grieve with them during this difficult time. We also pray for the loved ones of others lost in this tragic accident.
Don meant so much to so many. Those of us fortunate enough to work with him for so many years were truly blessed by his presence."
According to officials, the flight plan says the plane was carrying four people and was flying in from Beaumont, TX when it crashed. There are no survivors.
The Ouachita Parish Coroner's office is out at the crash site retrieving the victims remains. They will also officially identify the victims.
It's believed the fourth victim is the pilot.
Officials from the Federal Aviation Administration are also on scene of the crash and members of the National Transportation Safety Board are expected on scene later today to begin their investigation of the crash.
The plane is co-owned by Central Flying Service out of Little Rock, Arkansas.