Photos: LeeAnn Rimes, Kevin Nealon tweet from scene of fatal Aspen plane crash

Most celebrities tend to use Twitter for a variety of mostly promotional purposes.

But yesterday, singer LeeAnn Rimes and comedian Kevin Nealon tweeted about a far more important topic -- a plane crash they'd witnessed in Aspen that killed one person (craft co-pilot Sergio Emilio Carranza Brabat) and injured two others.

Look below to see tweets, photos and a video featuring footage from the fiery scene.

USA Today reports that a Canadair CL600 took off from Toluca, Mexico and made a stop in Tucson, Arizona before continuing to Aspen, where it crashed at around 12:30 p.m.

Shortly thereafter, Rimes sent out this message....

...while Nealon weighed in with this tweet....

...and this one....

Fortunately, Nealon was wrong about survivors. Two individuals are said to have lived through the accident, while the co-pilot suffered fatal injuries.

Rimes and Nealon were far from the only people at the Aspen airport to see what happened. Here's one photo from Twitter user Gretchen Hawkesby....

...and another:

This shot comes courtesy of Patrick Cendes....

...while this one was snapped by Nico Salvatore Enea:

Like much of Colorado, Aspen was a snowy deep freeze yesterday. However, the cause of the tragedy remains under investigation. In the meantime, our condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Sergio Emilio Carranza Brabat.

Look below to see a 9News piece about the crash, as shared by USA Today.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our News archive circa February 2010: "Reuben Bakker, Boulder plane crash survivors on the Today Show."

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts