Woodbury man killed in plane crash in Lake County

Authorities say a man was killed following a plane crash in Lake County Thursday night.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said first responders were called just after 11 p.m. on the report of a plane that had crashed on White Iron Lake.

The pilot had left Ely Airport after 9 p.m. and was headed toward Grand Marais.

The sheriff’s identified the victim as a 58-year-old man from Woodbury. A letter from Woodbury Dental Care to patients identified the man as Dr. Kyle Edlund. They say he was flying his plane to his cabin in Grand Marais, alone, to spend the weekend there with his son and friends.

The sheriff’s office confirmed his identified later Friday.

"We are going to take some time to process this devastating loss to our Woodbury Dental Care family," the letter said, in part.

The Minnesota Wild also issued a statement on the incident, as Dr. Edlund was their team dentist.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Kyle R. Edlund," the Minnesota Wild said in a statement Friday. "Kyle was a fantastic human being that positively impacted so many people during his life. His smile will be greatly missed at Woodbury Dental Care, at the hockey rink, and by all his family and friends. We offer our sincere condolences to the Edlund family and his loved ones."

The crash is under investigation.