Chicago-area teen dies in small plane crash that also killed father

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A 15-year-old girl from Round Lake has died from her injuries in a small plane crash in Florida.

Katie Bronken was critically injured in the crash Sunday morning just miles from the St. Petersburg – Clearwater airport.

Her father, Jeff Bronken, was flying the plane. He was killed in the crash.

Katie’s friend was also on board.

She was injured and is still hospitalized.

Investigators say the plane had a fuel problem as it approached the airport.

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1 Comment

  • Lynn

    I am sorry this Dad and his daughter loss their lives.Life is so unpredictable.We all need to show love to each other.We never know when it may be the last time we see someone.Let's all practice brotherly love as the Bible teaches.