Florida Small Plane Crash Kills One

By: CBSNews
By: CBSNews

CLEARWATER, Fla One person is dead after a small plane en route to Florida from Chicago crashed near Tampa.

Authorities say the single-engine plane crashed at about 4 a.m. Saturday in Clearwater.

According to the Clearwater Police Department, the aircraft came to a rest on the median of a six-lane street. Firefighters responded and extinguished several small fires from debris on the road.

Fifty-three-year-old Jeffrey Bronken was killed in the crash. Fifteen-year-olds Katherine Bronken and Keyana Linbo were injured and taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa for treatment.

CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP-TV reports they are listed in serious condition.

All three are from Round Lake, Ill., about 50 miles north of Chicago.

Posted by: Lindsay Sax


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