Retired deputy dies after small plane crash in Davis County

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Retired Lt. Jason Sorensen died Monday due to injuries sustained in a small plane crash last week. (Photo: Davis County Sheriff's Office)

A retired deputy with the Davis County Sheriff's Office died Monday due to injuries sustained in a small plane crash last week.

Lt. Jason Sorensen, a paramedic and pilot for Intermountain Life Flight, was in the plane with 72-year-old Andre Kostrzewa, of Salt Lake, when it went down in Centerville on Thursday. The cause of the crash is unknown.

Kostrzewa died at the scene and Sorensen was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

"Unfortunately, the injuries and burns sustained in the crash were insurmountable and eventually claimed his life," the Davis County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "Sorensen spent his life saving others and his efforts will continue after life, with the donation of his organs to others in need."

“Davis County Sheriff’s Office is hurting today," Sheriff Kelly Sparks stated in a press release. "Jason was universally loved. He had a huge impact on the lives of many people in Davis County and around the state. Jason was an important part of our Sheriff’s Office family and we truly mourn his loss."

We send our love and comfort to his wife, children, and family. We also express our gratitude for the compassionate care he has received from loved ones, medical professionals, and even strangers during his greatest time of need.

“On behalf of our entire Intermountain Life Flight family, we send our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to Jason’s family during this difficult time," Pamela Moore, executive director of Intermountain Life Flight, stated.

"We are so saddened by Jason’s passing. Jason was a terrific and dedicated paramedic, pilot, and public servant, and an even better husband, father, friend, colleague, and person. We will miss him terribly. Jason was a member of our Intermountain Life Flight team and family for 15 years. During that time, Jason demonstrated his professionalism, commitment, and caring for the people who we served and cared for on a daily basis. Jason will always be a member of our Life Flight family. We will carry his memory and the impact of his wonderful life forward as we continue to do the important work that Jason dedicated his life to, and the people who he worked so hard to help.”

Funeral details will be announced no later than next week, the sheriff's office said.

Charitable accounts have been established in honor of Sorensen:

America First Credit Union: Jason Sorensen Charitable Account #9116393

Davis County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #6: