The Facebook page for Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park posted a tribute to Christopher on Saturday evening, after racing website Speed51 reported that a family member had confirmed to them that Christopher had died in the crash earlier that day.
According to crews, the aircraft crashed at approximately 1:53 PM on Saturday in an area near 480 West Street, and traveled approximately 75 feet into a wooded area.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two people were on board the Mooney M20C aircraft as it went down. There is no update on the status of the other person in the plane.
Police are still investigating the incident.
News 8 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.