UPDATE (11/11/15) RICHMOND, Mo. — Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim in Tuesday evening’s plane crash as a Michigan woman.

12:15 p.m. — The pilot in Tuesday evening’s plane crash in Ray County has been identified.

Elizabeth Carleen-Stevens McGehee of Ortonville, Michigan pilot was traveling from KC to Michigan when her plane went down near Highway 13 and Route B sometime after 7:00 p.m. A search for the craft began after a distress signal was received by authorities.

She was pronounced dead by the Ray County Coroner. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Her name is expected to be released Wednesday afternoon.

ORIGINAL (11/10/15)

10:54 p.m. — The pilot of a small aircraft that crashed in Ray County Tuesday night has died.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a distress call was received from the plane after 7:00 p.m. prompting an air and ground search for the plane. It was found around 9:30 p.m. near Richmond at Highway 13 and Route B.

The Ray County Sheriff’s Department says the pilot was the only person in the plane at the time of the crash. The pilot’s identity is not being released at this time.