(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign said Sunday they were calling off a planned rally in Pueblo, Colorado, as not to hinder the investigation into a small plane crash at an airport there.
"Due to a plane crash involving a small aircraft at the Pueblo airport that is under investigation we are no longer going to Pueblo,” campaign spokesman Rick Gorka told reporters traveling with Romney. “We do not want to interfere with the investigation or any emergency response efforts."
Mark Lovin, the director of aviation for the city of Pueblo, told CNN that a small craft went down at 8:30 a.m. local time, and that the plane's sole occupant was killed. Lovin said the incident occurred at the intersection of two runways.
Romney, who spent Sunday morning attending meetings in Massachusetts, will fly to Los Angeles later in the day.