WDAY Tuesday News Update - 11-20

Katie Brommenschenkel with her child. She was pinned by a hay baler and died in the hospital.

Welcome to your news update.

INVESTIGATION AFTER PLANE CRASH KILLS THREE NEAR MANDAN

This morning, investigators are still looking into what caused a plane crash northwest of Mandan about a half hour after take off.

Authorities didn't find the plane until about 2:00 yesterday morning. They last heard from the plane around 11:00 Sunday night. A Bismarck air medical pilot, a paramedic, and a registered nurse were on-board and killed in the crash. Names aren't being released until family is notified. Hospital officials say the plane was traveling to Williston for a patient pickup. The N.T.S.B. and F.A.A. are investigating the crash.

DONATIONS POUR IN AFTER MOTHER DIES IN FARM ACCIDENT

Donations are continuing to come in as a small community in Minnesota mourns the loss of young wife and mother.

Friday morning, officers were sent to a farm in Ada. They said Katie Brommenschenkel was pinned by a hay baler. She was flown to a hospital in Fargo and pronounced dead the next day. Katie leaves behind her three-month-old daughter and husband. They just started a new life on the family farm. The community is still trying to come to grips with the loss. A Go Fund Me page is online to help the family with medical costs. So far, more than $4 thousand has been raised. If you would like to donate, click here.

FUNERAL SCHEDULED FOR FERGUS FALLS COUPLE KILLED IN CRASH

Funeral services have been set for a Fergus Falls couple that died in a head-on crash between two semi trucks in Kansas.

Three people were killed, including 55-year-old Gary Heald and 56-year-old Cheryl Thoma of Fergus Falls. The driver of the other semi, a Kansas man, also died. WDAY has learned Heald crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a truck hauling a cattle trailer. The memorial service and funeral for Heald and Thoma is this Saturday in Battle Lake.