Illinois pilot killed in plane crash

By Amanda Porterfield |

Published 03/24 2014 01:55PM

Updated 03/24 2014 01:58PM

CLEARWATER, FL -- An Illinois man is dead after his plane crashed in Florida. A family friend says Jeff Bronken was taking his daughter and a friend to Florida for Spring Break. Little is known about the cause of the single engine plan's crash.

The family is from Round Lake. This is their second tragedy. A few years ago, a daughter died in a snowmobile accident. Bronken owned a glass company in Highland Park.

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