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UPDATE: Three people killed in Central Illinois plane crash

UPDATE: LINCOLN, Ill. (WREX) — Three people are dead after a plane crashes in Central Illinois.

Illinois State Police confirmed the deaths a little after 11 a.m.

The plane crashed on I-55 around 9 a.m. in Lincoln, Illinois.

Authorities say the plane became fully engulfed in flames after it crashed. Police say the three people were killed were the only three people on board.

We'll continue to provide updates as they become available.


LINCOLN (WREX) — Illinois State Police say they are responding to a small plane crash near Lincoln.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 55 are currently closed at mile marker 126, according to a Facebook post by the Illinois State Police.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is currently working on a detour.

The ISP reports the northbound lanes are open.

Details about the plane have not been released. ISP couldn't release any other details about how the plane crash at this time. 

Audrey Moon

Audrey is the news director at 13 WREX. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and joined the team at 13 WREX in 2014.

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