RENO, Nev. -- The death toll from the Reno air crash has risen to 10, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center announced Monday.
In a statement distributed by email, hospital spokeswoman Jamii Uboldi said another person had died as a result of Friday's crash of a World War II-era plane at the he National Championship Air Races, but the hospital did not identify the new victim.
A P-51 Mustang fighter, piloted by Jimmy Leeward, crashed Friday afternoon near the air races' spectator area. By Sunday, the death toll had reached nine.
About 70 injuries have been reported, with about half either serious or critical, according to officials.
Six patients continue to be treated at St. Mary's, one of the hospitals where the wounded were taken, officials said. One patient is listed in critical condition and five in serious condition.
Initially, the hospital received 28 patients for treatment.
"Given the nature of the accident, patients were treated for injuries due to both blunt force and penetrating trauma. Common injuries included fractures of the legs, arms, ribs and fingers, head injuries, amputations, abrasions, lacerations, and chemical burns," the hospital stated.
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