Two identified after fatal plane accident in Parke County

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 PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) The investigation is on-going after two died in a plane crash Monday morning in Parke County.

The Parke County Sheriffs Office reported on Monday that the Cessna 150 crashed shortly after take-off from Butler Airfield, which is just south of Rockville.

Both occupants died in the accident after it crashed in a wooded area behind a home. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

One of the identities of the two who died in the crash was released Tuesday afternoon. That person was Kurt M. Waugh, 44 of Rockville and was the pilot of the plane.

Wednesday morning, the second victim was identified as Kimberly D. Heald-Chaplin, 39 of Terre Haute

The cause of death has been ruled as blunt force trauma for both Waugh and Heald-Chaplin.

Officials reported the identity of the second victim will be released at a later time after further testing and procedures are performed.

Parke County Sheriff Cole reports the National Transportation Safety Board as well as the FAA continue to investigate this accident.

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