Ford Heights

Pilot Dies After Small Plane Crashed Near Highway in Ford Heights

The pilot crashed for unknown reasons

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Illinois State Police reported Wednesday that the pilot flying the small plane that crashed near the expressway in Ford Heights has died.

Lawrence Jagmin, a 70-year-old man from Frankfort, was airlifted from the crash and taken to a local hospital Tuesday night where he later was pronounced dead, according to police.

A small plane crashed crashed into a wooded area near Illinois Route 394, causing the northbound and southbound ramps on Lincoln highway to close, officials reported.

According to police, state troopers received reports of a crash near Glenwood Dyer Road at approximately 5:13 p.m.

Police said the pilot crashed near the ramp to Lincoln Highway westbound and 394 for unknown reasons.

The pilot was transported to an area hospital with reportedly "non-life threatening injuries," according to police Tuesday night.

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