By Josh Ellerbrock

SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — A single-engine plane crashed into a corn field just north of Lincoln Highway and west of state Route 115 late Thursday afternoon, resulting in two fatalities, according to initial reports by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Identities of the two individuals are being withheld until law enforcement can contact next of kin.

Reports of the crash were first reported at 4:47 p.m. Thursday, and since that time, details — such as the plane’s heading — have been sparse, said Lt. Jonathan Gray.

The Cairo Monroe Township Fire Department also responded to the scene.