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DES MOINES, Iowa —  Linn’s Supermarket, a popular north Des Moines establishment, was packed with last-minute grocery shoppers scrambling to cross items off their holiday dinner list.

“All our family is starting to come over and we forgot a couple things. I’ve got to get a couple things so everyone is happy and the food is good,” Des Moines resident Dillon Shepard said.

Shepard has lived near Linn’s Supermarket for 20 years. Every year, he turns to his neighborhood market for his favorite Christmas dinner staples.

“We are shopping for some pop and for some stuff we have been missing for Christmas dinner. We are cooking some ham and some stuffing to go with it,” Shepard said.

Shepard wasn’t alone. People were coming and going picking up last-minute items to complete their holiday dinner.

The owner of Linn’s Supermarket is glad his customers can depend on him.

“We help the community. I am open every year,” owner Chander Kalra said.

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A plane crashed between two homes in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Tuesday, leaving one person dead.

Sioux Falls Emergency Manager Regan Smith said the crash took place around 5 p.m. CT. The person who died was on the plane, Smith said during a press conference Tuesday night.

Four homes were affected by the plane crash, Smith said, two of which sustained heavy damage. The Red Cross had been contacted Tuesday evening about possibly sheltering the families of those two homes.

The Sioux Falls Police Department continues to search the scene, Smith said.

“We’re still investigating, there may be more fatalities to come,” Smith said.

Max Jamison, who lives about two blocks from the crash site, told CNN he and others drove over to help.

“(It) sounded like a plane did a nose dive into the ground,” Jamison said.

Joe Harris also ran to the scene.

“I was at a Christmas gathering with my parents when we heard the explosion and saw the fire,” he said. “We ran about three blocks to the site.”

A team from the National Transportation Safety Board has been called to Sioux Falls to investigate the crash, and Smith said he expects them on-site Wednesday.