Regional Radio News has learned from an unconfirmed source that Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, and former Springfield Alderman Frank Edwards, were killed when the twin-engine Piper Aerostar they were in, crashed between Rochester and Springfield at about 3:10 Tuesday afternoon. There was a third person on the plane as well, whose identity has not been released yet.
Reportedly, a dog which was also in the plane when it crashed, was killed.
Multiple law enforcement agencies arrived on the scene shortly after the crash. Representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, are both on-site as part of the investigation.