Father, son killed in Todd County plane crash

NTSB Aviation Accident Investigator Michael Hodges examines the Cessna 140 that crashed on Sept. 8, 2019 near Rosebud Indian Reservation, S.D. (NTSB)

CROOKSTON, Neb. (AP) - A father and his teenage son who farmed near the border of South Dakota and Nebraska have died in a single-engine plane crash.

Todd County, South Dakota Sheriff Barry Bailey identifies the victims as 39-year-old Clint VanderWey and his 16-year-old son, Jed VanderWey. Both were killed when their Cessna 140 crashed in a pasture near the family's farm.

Wayne Rundback was Clint VanderWey's father-in-law and Jed's grandfather. Rundback says Clint VanderWey would fly to monitor his irrigation service.

Rundback says the two left in the plane Sunday evening, and a search-and-rescue mission began around 10 p.m.

Jed VanderWey had just started school as a sophomore. KVSH Radio reports Valentine Community School made counselors available.

Funeral services will be held Monday at United Methodist Church in Valentine. Federal authorities are investigating.

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