Pilot Killed, Teens Injured After Plane From Chicago Crashes in Florida

The single-engine plane crashed in the median of a six-lane street

A pilot was killed and two teens were injured after a small single-engine plane from Chicago crashed in the median of a six-lane street in Florida early Saturday morning.

The plane was traveling to St. Pete/Clearwater Airport from Chicago when it crashed around 4 a.m. on McMullen Booth and Enterprise Road in Pinellas County, officials said. It came to rest mostly in the median of the six-lane street.

There were three people on the plane at the time of the crash, according to authorities.

Jeffrey Bronken, a 53-year-old man from north suburban Round Lake, was killed in the crash, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Two 15-year-old girls, also from Round Lake, were injured. Katherine Bronken and Keyana Linbo were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla., but their conditions were not immediately known.

The plane is registered to Glass Man Inc., a company out of Highland Park, according to NBC affiliate WFLA.

Pinellas deputies and officials with the Federal Aviation Administration were on the scene Saturday morning conducting an investigation and the road was closed between Union Street and Enterprise Road.

Officials expect the investigation will take several hours.

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