(Fox News) – Authorities have identified the person killed Thursday when a man crashed his small plane into an office building in Austin, Texas in what appeared to be a deliberate attack on the Internal Revenue Service, Fox News reported Friday.
Vernon Hunter, 67, was a Revenue Office Manager for the IRS. His wife, Valerie, also works for the government agency and was in the same building when the crash occurred. They have six grown children who live outside of Austin.
Hunter's wife said before the incident, she had never heard of Joseph Stack, the man investigators say set fire to his own home before flying a plane into the building. Stack left behind a lengthy, obscenity-filled internet post expressing his frustration with the IRS. Stack was also killed in the attack.