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One person dies in helicopter crash in Hillsborough County

April 4, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Today, April 4, at 2:21 p.m., a helicopter with two occupants suffered engine failure and crashed onto 50th Street at Palm River Road in Hillsborough County, Florida, according to a report by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The FHP report indicates that a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling north on 50th Street approaching Palm River Road when it was struck by one of the turning rotor blades of the helicopter. A passenger within the truck suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. No other injuries are currently reported.

All lanes of 50th Street and Palm River Road were closed as troopers investigated the incident.

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Emergency personnel respondi to the helicopter crash in Hillsborough County.



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