Local News

All Three Victims Identified In Rochester Plane Crash

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Wednesday morning concerning the plane crash from Tuesday afternoon. Identified in the crash were 69 year old John Evans, from Glenarm, 69 year old Frank Edwards from Springfield, and 63 year old Cinda Edwards from Springfield. The Sangamon County Coroner’s Office was notified shortly after 3 PM yesterday about the crash of a small plane near White Timber Road.  Over the next few hours the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police, Rochester Police, Rochester Fire, EMS Sangamon County Rescue Squad, and the Federal Aviation Administration investigated the plane crash.


Once it was determined there were no survivors, the Coroner’s Office started their investigation and the recovery effort. There were three individuals on board the plane and one K9 that perished in the crash. Those individuals were taken to the McLean County Coroner’s Office in Bloomington for scientific identification and post mortem examination.  The individuals were scientifically identified by a Forensic Pathologist. 


We here at Regional Radio News send our condolences to all of those involved with this crash.

Townhall Top of the Hour News


SRN News