Medical helicopter crashes in Kentucky, killing 3

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A medical helicopter crashed about 100 miles south of Lexington, Ky., late Thursday evening, killing all three crew members who were aboard.

The helicopter company, Air Evac Lifeteam, says the chopper was heading back to its base about 11:16 p.m. when it crashed. The cause of the accident is not yet known, but an investigation is continuing, The Associated Press reported. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are heading up the investigation.

The crewmembers were pilot Eddie Sizemore, flight paramedic Herman “Lee” Dobbs and flight nurse Jesse Jones.

The trio had been flying a patient to a London, Ky., hospital, AP reported.

Air Evac Lifeteam President and CEO Seth Myers said he’s devastated by the deaths, AP said.

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