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.