LAKE TWP.: A single-prop, private airplane crashed next to a vacant house on Charolais Street Northwest Friday evening, exploding into flames and killing the pilot.
Michael Connell, 45, of Bath Township, was alone in the plane, according to State Highway Patrol Lt. Eric Sheppard.
Connell was a prominent Republican political consultant. He founded New Media Communications in Richfield, which developed campaign Web sites for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and President George W. Bush.
I mean, who would ever believe that nice Karl Rove would have threatened this man? Or that his attorney recently asked for protection for his client? Just another one of those coinkydinks that happen when people fly small planes!
UPDATE: Larisa has more. He was one of her sources.