Medevac Chopper Crashes in Oklahoma; One Killed

Three others aboard the helicopter were hurt in the crash in Talihina.


TALIHINA, Okla. -- One patient was killed and three others were injured in a helicopter crash Tuesdsay at a hospital near the LeFlore and Latimer county lines Tuesday.

Brandy Griffin, public information officer for Choctaw Nation Health Services, said the helicopter crashed at approximately 6:30 p.m. after departing Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina.

"It crashed in our back parking lot area," Griffin said. "There were four on board."

Griffin said she did not have available the names or ages of the patient killed or the three injured, one of whom was critically injured.

"We have health care personnel who were on scene and able to provide care and triage for the patients," she said.

Griffin said the cause of the crash is not known. Both LeFlore and Latimer county sheriff's offices dispatched deputies to the scene.

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