VIDEO: Woman killed in farm accident in northwest Minnesota
ADA, Minn. — A woman was killed in a farm accident near Ada on Friday, Nov. 16.
Katie Vilmo of Ada was killed when she was pinned by a hay baler.
She was flown to a Fargo hospital and died the next day.
She is survived by a 3-month-old daughter and husband, Mike Vilmo.
"Katie was just like a second sister to me," said Brady Holte, who grew up near her farm. "She just ... there's like a brightness to her that really shined."
Katie Brommenschenkel was known to be a fierce basketball player at Norman County West and in college.
"When everybody picked teams, everyone wanted Katie to be on their team because she was a brute you know, she was just a tough girl," said Tyler Kolness, a classmate of Katie's since kindergarten.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family with medical costs at www.gofundme.com/in-honor-of-katie-vilmo-and-family.