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On July 5th, 2019 at approximately 1:58 pm Iroquois County Sheriffs Police along with Ashkum, Chebanse Twp. , Otto Twp., Beaverville, Aroma Park Fire and Riverside EMS responded to an aircraft accident which had occurred in a wheat field near 1561 E. and 3300 N. Rd rural Chebanse.

The 1981, Beech, A36, fixed wing, single engine air craft owned and piloted by Raymond P- Jakubiak from Naperville ll. was traveling from Nashville Tn. to the Chicago area. Jakubiak had two passengers on board Wrenne M. Jakubiak from Naperville and Dorothy C. Stockard from Hermitage Tennessee,

Jakubiak began to experience engine trouble and attempted to locate an area to make an emergency landing. Jakubiak attempted to land in a wheat field North West of 1561 E. 3300 N, Rd- rural Chebanse. Jakubiak aircraft received damage while landing and subsequently caught fire

Raymond Jakubiak sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Mary's Hospital and was later transferred to Loyola Hospital. Wrenne M. Jakubiak was transported to Riverside Medical Center where she was treated and later released. Stockard who received more extensive injuries was transported to Riverside Medical Center then transferred to Loyola where she later succumbed to her injuries.

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