By Audrey Moon

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford Fire officials say they are responding to a plane crash near Cottonwood Airport in Rockford.

On Friday afternoon, a small plane crashed on Auburn Road. A car was struck, and we’ve been told the driver of that car has been taken to the hospital, the driver’s injuries are not life threatening.

Another passenger in the car, the pilot of the plane and a passenger were not hurt.

Rockford Fire said they were in the area to assist with a fuel spill.

Federal Aviation records show the plane is an experimental aircraft licensed to a pilot in Rockford.

Winnebago County Deputies ask that drivers avoid the 5100 block of Auburn Road while they investigate along with the FAA.

Auburn Road will be closed between Springfield Avenue and Pierpont Avenue for several hours.

FAA officials say they are investigating but would not release any more information.