A Senator in North Dakota, Doug Larsen, his wife and two children were killed in a plane crash that occurred on Sunday night.
Larsen’s death was confirmed on Monday in an email that the Republican Senate Majority Leader, David Hogue, sent to his fellow senators.
The mail read: “Senator Doug Larsen, his wife, Amy, and their two young children died in a plane crash last evening in Utah.”
A brief statement released by the Sheriff’s Office also read, “Rescue efforts were completed. Four occupants unfortunately did not survive the crash. Further information will be provided as soon as family members have been notified.”
The family was reportedly returning to North Dakota from a family visit in Scottsdale, Arizona. They stopped to refuel when their plane went down in Utah.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.