Police: 3 die in plane crash on I-55 in central Illinois

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LINCOLN, Ill. (WMBD) — Three people are confirmed dead after a small plane crashed near Lincoln Tuesday morning.

I-55 southbound at milepost 126 in Logan County will be shut down for hours, according to Illinois State Police. The Illinois Department of Transportation is on the scene and will be working on a detour.

According to ISP, the plane crashed at approximately 8:49 a.m. The plane became fully engulfed upon impact in the middle of the interstate.

Multiple agencies arrived on the scene to assist.

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