CHICAGO (CBS)– Three people were killed when a small plane crashed on I-55 in Lincoln, Illinois Tuesday morning.
According to Illinois State Police, the plane became fully engulfed upon impact in the middle of the interstate just before 9 a.m.
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Just awful. Small plane crash at the 126 exit on 55 at Lincoln just a few minutes ago. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ps6aAvZXkV
— Dara Entwistle 🇺🇸 (@Showjock2) March 3, 2020
As emergency crews respond to the crash, I-55 soutbound lanes are closed for an “extended period of time” and could remain closed for up to five hours.READ MORE: Dolton Police Involved In Pursuit In Which Shots Were Fired On Bishop Ford Freeway
Officials said traffic is being diverted at milepost 126.
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This is a developing story.