Plane crash near Lincoln shuts down I-55



LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) – State police say three people died when a small plane crashed and burst into flames on Interstate 55 in central Illinois.

Mindy Carroll of the Illinois State Police said in a statement that all three occupants of the plane were killed in the crash in Lincoln at about 8:49 a.m. Tuesday.

The Logan County Coroner’s office has been dispatched to the scene. Police say multiple law enforcement agencies are responding and that I-55 will remain closed to traffic for several hours.

LINCOLN, Ill. (WMBD) — A small plane crashed near Lincoln Tuesday morning.

Illinois State Police said I-55 southbound at milepost 126 in Logan County is now shut down. The Illinois Department of Transportation is on the scene and will be working on a detour; road closures are expected for “an extended period of time,” lasting approximately 4-5 hours.

According to ISP, the plane crashed at approximately 08:49 a.m. The plane became fully engulfed upon impact in the middle of the interstate.

Multiple agencies arrived on the scene to assist.

According to IDOT, all lanes and shoulders are closed. There is no word on any injuries or the cause of the crash at this time.

We have a crew heading to the scene.

This story will be updated.

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