Authorities investigating deadly plane crash in Illinois

Authorities investigating deadly plane crash in Illinois

LAWRENCE CO., Ill. (WFIE) - Authorities are investigating a deadly plane crash in Lawrence County.

Knox County Sheriff Doug Vantlin confirms with 14 News that crews found the plane early on Saturday morning.

Sheriff Vantlin says that Knox County Superior Court II Judge Ryan Johanningsmeier is presumed dead in the crash.

Federal officials say the crash site was reportedly a few miles from an airport in Lawrence County.

Indiana authorities began to investigate after the plane stopped in Sullivan County, but didn’t arrive as planned.

The Federal Aviation Administration and Illinois State Police are currently investigating the plane crash.

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