Teen killed, another critically injured in plane crash in northwestern Wisconsin

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CHETEK — Sheriff’s officials say one teenager has died and another has been critically injured in the crash of a small plane in northwestern Wisconsin.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says the plane went down about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near Chetek, the community where a tornado last week caused one fatality and widespread damage.

Authorities say the single-engine, two-seat plane went down in the Red Cedar River. Fitzgerald says the teen who died was a senior at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School. The injured teen is a senior at Cameron High School.

A boat was brought in to secure the plane in the river. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.