1 Dead, 3 Critical After Duncan Helicopter Crashes In Texas - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

1 Dead, 3 Critical After Duncan Helicopter Crashes In Texas

Posted: Updated:
[Photo Courtesy: KAUZ-TV Newschannel 6] [Photo Courtesy: KAUZ-TV Newschannel 6]
DUNCAN, Oklahoma -

An air ambulance from Duncan crashed in the Texoma area early Saturday morning, killing one patient and injuring three crew members.

According to Texoma news affiliates KFDX/KJTL, an Air Evac Lifeteam crashed around 2 a.m. in the area of 9th Street and Grace in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Four people were reportedly on board, including one patient who was being transported due to a life-threatening condition from Waurika, Okla. to the United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls.

Wichita Falls Fire Chief Jon Reese told KFDX/KJTL that the patient died in the crash, the pilot was transported to United Regional Hospital in critical condition and two other crew members were treated briefly at United Regional Hospital and then flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas in critical condition. All three reportedly have severe burns.

Representatives from the NTSB, FAA and Air Evac are heading to the scene, according to KFDX/KJTL.

The cause of the crash is currently unknown.

An Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation statement released Saturday said investigators believe the patient killed in the Air Evac helicopter crash was 26-year-old Buddy Rhodes of Waurika. However, Texas authorities have not confirmed the crash victim's identity.

The OSBI said Rhodes was shot around 11:30 p.m. Friday inside an apartment at 531 E. D Avenue and mediflighted to a Wichita Falls hospital.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

Stay with News9.com for more updates.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.