A small plane crashed in Macoupin County Sunday afternoon.
Personnel from the Macoupin County Coroner’s Office; Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department; fire/rescue from Carlinville and Girard; and ambulances from the Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service responded to the scene in rural Carlinville.
Four people were pronounced deceased at the scene just before 4:30 PM.
The four who perished in the crash were identified as 35 year old Joshua Daniel Sweers, of Michigan, who was the pilot; 37 year old Daniel A. Shedd, of Missouri; 39 year old Daniel Schlosser, of Michigan; and 39 year old John S Camilleri, of New York.
The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Aviation Administration are conducting the investigation.