Cocaine was a factor in a small plane crash in Florida in 2014 that claimed the life of a Round Lake man and his teenage daughter.
Jeffrey Bronken’s single-engine Piper aircraft crashed after running out of fuel a few miles north of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. Bronken’s 15-year-old daughter, Katherine, who attended Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, died from injuries four days later. A friend of Katherine’s was injured but survived.
The National Transportation Safety Board found that Jeffrey Bronken was impaired by his cocaine use, which contributed to his inadequate fuel planning, the Daily Herald is reporting.
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