Pope County Plane Crash Victims Identified

Pope County Authorities have identified the victims of Sunday night’s plane crash that happened over the Shawnee National Forest. According to Sheriff Jerry Suits, the two men who died in the crash have been identified as Dr. Erich Snyder of Carterville and his father Tommy Snyder of Ziegler. The pair were flying into Marion returning from a trip to Kentucky when the plane was reported missing Sunday night. Search and rescue crews found the wreckage Monday evening. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.