UPS driver killed after plane crashes and destroys two homes near school

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A plane has crashed into houses near to a primary school, also ripping through a UPS delivery truck and killing the driver.

Two people have been confirmed as dead, with two houses completely destroyed following the crash in Santee in San Diego, US.

The twin-engine Cessna C340 crashed today (October 11) around 12.15pm near to the campus of Santana High School.

The school tweeted a statement that read: "All Students are Secure. There was a plane crash 2 or 3 blocks away. We are currently in a 'Secure Campus.'"

Later they added: "We have been given the OK by @SDSOSantee to come out of ‘Secure Campus’. We are now out of a ‘Secure Campus’ Students are being released for lunch or dismissal, if they do not have any other classes today."

UPS also released a statement confirming the death of the driver.

It read: "We are heartbroken by the loss of our employee, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We also send our condolences for the other individuals who are involved in this incident, and their families and friends.

"We are cooperating with the responding authorities in their investigation, and we are respectfully deferring questions to the investigating authorities."

Shocking footage on social media showed the fire from the crash growing rapidly a spreading to other houses.

Santee Deputy Fire Chief Justin Matsushita said the scenes were "pretty brutal" but fortunately firefighters were able to contain the blaze.

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