Man dies after glider crashes in Metro-East -

Man dies after glider crashes in Metro-East

(KMOV) -- A man is dead after a glider crashed in Pocahontas, Illinois on Sunday night.

The Bond County Sheriff's Department confirms that the glider went down around 8:00 p.m. in a field near Dolls Orchard Avenue just off of Interstate 70.

The pilot, William Knox, 62, of Litchfield, Illinois was killed in the crash.

According to Bond County Sheriff's officials, Knox had reporteldy flown the glider from an airport in Highland, Illinois early Sunday afternoon.

No word yet on what caused the glider to crash.



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