Medical helicopter crashes after responding to fatal car crash

Medical helicopter crashes after responding to fatal car crash

One person is dead and several others were taken to the hospital after a car crash that led to a CareFlight helicopter crashing while responding to the scene. The crash occurred around 4:08 am on US 127 at Eaton Road in Hamilton. The road is closed while officials investigate. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said a Chevrolet Silverado traveling east on Eaton Road when it traveled into the intersection where it was hit by a GMC Sierra traveling north.A 69-year-old female passenger from Richmond, Indiana, who was riding in the Silverado car was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. A 43-year-old passenger was extricated from the car and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The other two passengers suffered minor injuries and were also taken to the hospital. The driver of the GMC Sierra was the only person in the car and was not injured. A CareFlight helicopter was called in for treatment but while responding, it hit some wires and crashed near the scene. Three crew members inside the aircraft were able to safely exit and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said. The Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is processing both crashes and will be working with the Federal Aviation Administration to look into the helicopter crash. The scene is still active and the road will be closed for the next several hours.

One person is dead and several others were taken to the hospital after a car crash that led to a CareFlight helicopter crashing while responding to the scene.

The crash occurred around 4:08 am on US 127 at Eaton Road in Hamilton. The road is closed while officials investigate.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office said a Chevrolet Silverado traveling east on Eaton Road when it traveled into the intersection where it was hit by a GMC Sierra traveling north.

A 69-year-old female passenger from Richmond, Indiana, who was riding in the Silverado car was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene. A 43-year-old passenger was extricated from the car and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The other two passengers suffered minor injuries and were also taken to the hospital.

The driver of the GMC Sierra was the only person in the car and was not injured.

A CareFlight helicopter was called in for treatment but while responding, it hit some wires and crashed near the scene. Three crew members inside the aircraft were able to safely exit and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

The Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is processing both crashes and will be working with the Federal Aviation Administration to look into the helicopter crash.

The scene is still active and the road will be closed for the next several hours.

The identity of the woman killed is being withheld pending notification of the family.

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