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3 Oakland County men killed in small plane crash

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Three Oakland County men are dead following a small plane crash Friday afternoon in Caledonia, Minnesota. A fourth victim survived and is seriously injured.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

Investigators have identified the Metro Detroit men who died in the crash. They are John Bergeron, 50, of Birmingham; Joel Garret, 79, of Troy; and his son, Dale Garret from Berkley.

We talked to Kevin Sell who knew Dale for 35 years. Both attended Detroit Country Day. Kevin will remember him as a devoted friend.

"He's a great father, a great husband, honestly just a fantastic person," Sell told Fox 2. "Certainly he was someone who when you were looking for a committed friend he was the type of friend you could count on."

Fox 2 has learned both Joel and Dale were pilots who flew out of the Troy Airport often. Their plane went down around 4:30pm Friday. A farmer notified authorities of the crash. Dispatchers say the lone survivor, Joseph Stevens of Bloomfield Township, was taken to a hospital in Wisconsin with serious injuries.

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